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By John Claude Bemis | Comments: ( 573 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

The automa Pinocchio has always been duty bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice s emperor So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto he is curious about everything around him But most curious is the way Pinocchio seems to be changing from a wooden servant into a living, humaThe automa Pinocchio has always been duty bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice s emperor So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto he is curious about everything around him But most curious is the way Pinocchio seems to be changing from a wooden servant into a living, human boy Before Geppetto and Pinocchio can uncover the mystery surrounding the automa s transformation, Pinocchio is stolen away Determined to find Geppetto again, Pinocchio begins a harrowing journey across the Empire, where danger in the form of half beast outlaws and winged airmen abounds for a lost automa.Meanwhile, Princess Lazuli, the daughter of the ruler of a magical kingdom called Abaton, is also on a quest through the emperor s territory Her father, Prester John, has been captured by the Venetian Empire, and Lazuli is desperate to rescue him With the emperor s airmen closing in fast, Lazuli learns the only hope for saving her father and her beloved home lies in Pinocchio and Geppetto.


  • Title: The Wooden Prince
  • Author: John Claude Bemis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

John Claude Bemis

From the author website I ve always been fascinated by trains My grandfather hopped trains all over the country in his hobo days and filled my head with curious stories of America s lost past Those stories, I suppose, were the beginnings of my first novel, The Nine Pound Hammer.I grew up in rural eastern North Carolina by a swampy creek on the Neuse River Yes, I ve been bitten by a water moccasin, but fortunately not by an alligator When you live in a county with just one stoplight, you learn how to entertain yourself As a kid, I read a lot, played in tobacco barns, swam in the river when the jellyfish weren t too thick, and learned violin and guitar.Eventually playing classical violin in youth orchestras and playing electric guitar in a bunch of terrible rock and punk bands led me to American roots music I m partial nowadays to vintage country or blues, Cajun or bluegrass, anything with a fiddle or a musical saw Some friends and I formed a band Hooverville and put out a pair of CDs of original songs They re fun to listen to if you like that kind of music.At UNC Chapel Hill, I studied Art History and Elementary Education I taught elementary school for twelve years, mostly 4th and 5th grades as well as being a Gifted Education resource teacher I got a chance in the classroom to teach the books I loved so much as a kid and discovered a lot of incredible new children s literature along the way But something seemed to be missing from my class s bookshelf fantasy based on America s folklore.Through old timey music, I became fascinated with the way America s myths have been passed down through songs Drawing on the legend of John Henry s struggle against the steam drill, I thought about how Southern folklore could be turned into epic fantasy This passion grew into my first novel, The Nine Pound Hammer, a story set in a mythical 19th century America full of traveling hoodoo conjurers, cowboys, swamp mermaids, and steamboat pirates The adventures continue in The Wolf Tree and The White City, the other books in the Clockwork Dark trilogy.I live the small town life in Hillsborough, North Carolina with my wife, Amy, and daughter, Rose We spend a lot of time hiking on the trails around our house, going into town for chocolates and coffees, or encouraging our overweight cat Max to run around some.



Comments The Wooden Prince

  • Brittany

    As far as a young adult or preteen book goes, this was splendid. If you want an adult rating, don't go into it expecting mature reading. The story was a different spin on Pinocchio and one I rather enjoyed. Some of the story remained the same, but I assure you this is worth the read if you enjoy fairytale re-tellings.


  • Jon

    I NEED this book.


  • Michelle Leonard

    This steampunk retelling of the Pinocchio story completely swept me away. I became a Bemis fan after reading the Clockwork Dark trilogy. I love how those books were infused with Southern American folklore and felt sure that he wouldn’t be able to pull anything of that magnitude off again, but whoa! Bemis transported me to Italy during the time of the Venetian empire in grand style. Deep world-building interwoven into the plot plus the empathy Bemis builds for Pinocchio’s journey to become a [...]


  • Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)

    The book is curiously too detailed and very shallow at the same time. I don't feel like I got to know the characters very well, aside from Pinocchio, and there were a LOT of characters. The story races on and jumps from place to place at a frenetic pace. That being said, I really liked the Venetian setting and the mixture of historical fiction with myth and fairy tale. I hate the animated movie Pinocchio but I really enjoyed this version of the story! Pinocchio is a wonderful, strange, fascinati [...]


  • Amanda

    I really enjoyed this retelling of Pinocchio. It was imaginative and well written and fascinating.I will have to see if Bemis has written any other fairy tale re-vamps.


  • Kristen

    The audiobook was well done but the story was so-so. Somewhat enjoyable.


  • Vicky

    3 Stars for the Story - 0 Stars for the Audiobook.I paid $3.95 for this audiobook during an Audible sale. It was not worth it. The narration itself was good, not in the kind of way that I would run out to buy every book ever narrated by Ralph Lister, but in the way that I wasn't bored listening to him. However, this audiobook has sound effects. Awful, awful sound effects. At the very beginning of the book, Pinocchio is in a wooden crate and is hearing a discussion taking place outside the crate [...]


  • Becky

    First sentence: By the time Pinocchio arrived in the village of San Baldovino, he was bursting with impatience to get free. Being locked in a trunk shouldn't have bothered him. He was an automa, after all. Premise/plot: Think you know the story of Pinocchio? Think again! Bemis asks readers to join him on a fantastical journey. In the original story, Pinocchio is almost always unlikable; he is always rebellious and disobedient; he is more an object lesson than a 'real boy.' In this new novel--the [...]


  • Brandy Painter

    Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.Pinocchio has never been a favorite of mine. Not the original novel. Not the Disney movie. In The Wooden Prince, John Claude Bemis retells this old story in a way that works for me as it never had before.Pinocchio is an automa who serves in the doge's palace until he is stuffed in a box and sent to the alchemist Geppetto. As soon as he is placed in the box, Pinocchio begins to change. He feels. Automa are not supposed to feel. He is soon [...]


  • Carolyn

    The Wooden Prince is a great re-telling of Pinocchio featuring wood-and-clockwork automatas (automatons), and the mystery, and discovery, of who one is. I loved the Italian renaissance/steam-punk feel, but didn't enjoy the writing all the much. (Ironically), it felt mechanical and clunky, rather than fluid. I do love a good fairy tale re-imagining though! For fans of Pinocchio, classics re-told, alternative histories.


  • Ms. Arca

    3.5 because I had to calculate in amazing things with just okay parts. The very beginning is good, but then it gets slow and the writing style / character voices weren't my favorite. !! HOWEVER, the story itself was fantastic and woven in all kinds of delightful and intricate ways. I was glued to find out what would happen next in the journey I really loved the plot!


  • Rachel

    Pinnochio. The story of a wooden puppet who becomes a real boy. 5 stars for world building1.5-2 stars for character development4 stars for creative retelling. This is a highly original and creative retelling of Pinnochio. There is magic, talking animals, mechanical automatons, and a war between the humans and the Abatonians (magical creatures/land/race). The world was beautiful. The mechanical caterpillar, the flying soldiers, mechanical lion. Even the fact that pinnochio is an automaton was won [...]


  • Andersreads

    I have probably said this before, but I am not a huge fan of fantasy literature. But sometimes a book comes along that I actually enjoy reading. The Wooden Prince is such a book. Not only is the writing well done, but the interesting characters and the conceit of how Pinocchio turns from automa to human and then back to automa again elevates the novel above the typical hero-on-adventure-battling-against-great-odds-but-you-know-he-or-she-will-win plot. Cleverly written by the author of the steamp [...]


  • Angela Kidd Shinozaki

    This compelling Steampunk retelling of Pinocchio takes place in a fictional Venice and captivated me from the start. Pinocchio is a sympathetic protagonist as he slowly awakens from his life as an unfeeling automaton. He wrestles with questions of mortality, as we all do. I love how he's an excellent sword fighter and protector. He's also learning what it means to be a son and love someone. And the re-envisioned blue fairy as street-smart Princess Lazuli makes for a rather kickass ally. This sto [...]


  • Liz

    I thought I was going to love this and was so ready to recommend it to some younger readers but it just didn't work for me. I love the idea of Pinocchio being an automa and in this case he is an automa with feelings. The story itself is exciting but I felt like I was being passed around amongst a large amount of characters and situations and never getting a strong feeling for anyone or anyplace. I am curious however to the author's Clockwork Dark Trilogy and am going to look for those at the lib [...]


  • Enzzo

    I loved this book. This book gives you characters that you love, and a different twist on the story of Pinochle. The world and its magical properties is wonderful and make you want to live in this world, the authors attention to detail in the world is crazy for example all the different species from Abaton have their own backstory and origins. To conclude the end of The Wooden Prince (when i read it when it first came out) made me so desperate to read the next one.


  • Rachel

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I really enjoyed this retelling of the Pinocchio story. All the familiar details are there, but the story is completely reimagined and I was all in to the magical world Bemis created. I loved how he wove in the larger aspects of the original story, but created something new. I am looking forward to reading the next installment in the series.


  • Leslie Korinek

    What a marvelous twist of Pinocchio for late elementary or middle school readers! I'm a teacher and read this book with a group of fifth graders in a book club this summer. The students enjoyed the book immensely and we found a great deal to discuss. A fantastic read that I highly recommend. I can't wait to read the sequel!


  • Anika

    3.5 stars. It started off really strong but ended up kind of mediocre. Murphy's law can be great when used in moderation, but everything going wrong over and over again started to make the story drag. I appreciated a Pinocchio retelling though. It's an uncommon source for a retelling.


  • Michele

    Interesting version of the story of Pinocchio. Looking forward to the sequel.


  • Kimber Lybbert

    Fun(ish) version of Pinocchio. Although I did get bored at times and found myself skimming, and I wouldn't have been upset if I never got to finish it. 2.5 stars? Not compelling, exactly.


  • Alana "Loni"

    Cool concept, execution didn't work for me though.


  • Emma

    this was such


  • Tara

    MG, magical, adventurous, friendship-centric


  • Ryan Scott

    The world is interesting but the main characters fail to grab me.


  • Susan

    Good adventure tale with sympathetic characters. A young adult book but we read for our book club b/c the author is local. Would like to read the sequels since this will be a trilogy.


  • Emily (Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories)

    A unique retelling that I've read in a long while. Before reading this, I knew very little about the story of Pinocchio. I knew the obvious facts, such as his nose growing when he tells a lie and how he just wants to be a real boy. But besides the very minor basics, I didn't really know what to expect going into The Wooden Prince. The one point that I must emphasize is Bemis' phenomenal ability to weave emotion throughout the book. Considering that this book is directed more towards middle grade [...]


  • Julie Davis

    This is the most wonderful book I have read in a long time. I heard about it this past Friday, started it Friday night and finished on Sunday.Bemis takes the tale of Pinnochio back to its Italian roots, and there are many references to the original tale. But the author has created and entirely new world in which to tell his story. The Doge of Venice lives in a magnificent flying castle over the city of Venice. Winged airmen and "flying lions" hunt down criminals and escaped "half beasts," who ar [...]


  • Mark Buxton

    My name is Pinnochio. I am an automa, like a robot, and I've been sent to replace the son of the ruler's former alchemist, Geppetto. My new master is wanted as a traitor, and I just discovered he's been locked up in the same prison as Prester John, ruler of Abaton and my creator. I've managed to escape with help from some new friends, but something is happening to me. I'm feeling emotions, and my hands are losing their woody texture. I seem to be slowly turning into a real human boy! I must free [...]


  • Annette

    THE WOODEN PRINCE by John Bemis is the first book in the new OUT OF ABATON series exploring the adventures of Pinocchio.Pinocchio is an automa in this intriguing re-imagination of the beloved character. Pinocchio’s new master, Geppetto is trying to figure out how and why this unique automa is mysteriously transforming into a human body. After being kidnapped, Pinocchio must begin a journey across the Empire to find Geppetto again. Along the way he stumbles upon Princess Lazuli who is on a miss [...]


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