Winner of the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award for Juvenile/Young Adult fiction (presented at BookExpo America), this book signifies a modern link to the Pinocchio tradition with a complete and unabridged, newly translated text by Carol della Chiesa and more than 100 extraordinary illustrations in color and black and white. New illustrations by Iassen Ghiuselev accompany his 1994 award winning originals and are distinguished by their museum quality. The artwork meets the finest standards in book production and reclaims this time honored story for children and adults alike. A modern classic for all ages, printed on acid free paper, and bound in Italy, it is a treasure of a book and a gift to be remembered. This book has also been chosen as an outstanding example of book design in the American Institute of Graphic Arts Award annual competition, and received an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Book Design in Canada by the ALCUIN Society. Illustrator Iassen Ghiuselev was the winner of the Illustrator of the Year Award at the Bologna Book Fair in 1994.