Education: The 53rd Language

In the 70 years since Author Carlo Collodi of Tuscany invented Pinocchio and told his story in Italian, children all over the world have come to know the long-nosed puppet and his kindly maker, Geppetto. His adventures­from the day the old woodcarver hewed him out of a log to the morning he turned into a real, live boy­have been told in 52 languages. In Italy last week, Puppet Pinocchio was going through his paces in Language No. 53: a breezy but excellent Latin.

The newest Pinocchio (Pinoculus this time) sold 6,000 copies in a month, and schoolmasters all over Italy were ordering...

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