Chronicling the adventures of a disobedient but good-hearted puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy, Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio is beloved by children around the world. This charming adaptation of the original text features the splendid illustrations of Manuela Adreani, who elegantly captures all the magic and poetry of a story that has become a timeless classic.
Manuela Adreani worked as a graphic designer before moving to the world of animation. After winning a scholarship for a Masters in Animation at the IED in Turin, she worked for Studio Lastrego e Testa on the TV series "Le avventure di Aladino" and "Amita della Giungla," produced and broadcast by RAI, and on the short feature "La Creazione." In 2011, she commenced her career as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She is among the winners of the illustration competition commemorating the 130th anniversary of Pinocchio's creation. Manuela currently lives in Turin.