The ever popular, unforgettable story of a puppet who came to life. About the Author
Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who comes alive and starts talking and running about. When Pinocchio is sent to school, he decides to sell his school books and join a puppet show. From there start his many adventures which take him all over the countryside, making enemies like the Fox and Cat, getting turned into a donkey, being swallowed by a whale and ending up with the Blue Fairy who promises to turn him into a real boy if he stops being naughty.
The story of Pinocchio has been read and adored by children for more than a century. With this new edition introduced by Ruskin Bond, the inquisitive and mischievous Pinocchio 's incredible adventures will entertain and amuse readers once more.
Carlo Collodi was the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini. He was born in 1826 in Florence, Italy. He worked as a journalist and civil servant before he started writing plays and satires in 1856. In 1881 he wrote the first version of the story of a puppet and The Adventures of Pinocchio was published serially in an Italian children 's newspaper. Lorenzini died in 1890.