From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, thi
s wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the
course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donk
ey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness. The story of
the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world
over, and has been familiar for over a century.