" There was once ...- a king!, my little readers will cry out immediately. No, children, you're confusing yourselves! There was once a piece of wood " and so the story begins. Geppetto, a poor Italian carpenter, fashions a puppet from a piece of wood and calls it Pinocchio. Pinocchio dreams of exploring the world and becoming a real boy. He is disobedient, does what he wants and his nose becomes longer with every lie that he tells. After many adventures he transforms one day into a real boy.