Literature: The Adventures of Pinocchio
The Adventures of Pinocchio
(Le avventure di Pinocchio
, AKA Storia di un burattino
("The story of a marionette") is Italyís most famous Fairy Tale
, first published in 1883. Its author, Carlo Collodi, wrote a great deal for children, but Pinocchio
is the only one of Collodiís tales to have been translated into the English language.
An old Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, receives a piece of wood which looks perfect for making a puppet. The wood is magical, and the puppet comes to life. Geppetto calls it Pinocchio (which means "pine nut")
and tries to bring it up as his son. Yet the task is anything but easy, as Pinocchio tends to be cheeky, naughty, disobedient, and all-too-susceptible to the bad influence of liars and false friends. Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous adventure to another, but things take a turn for the better when he meets the Blue Fairy, who promises him that he can one day become "a real boy" if he changes his ways.
, Disney made an animated film based on this story, simply called Pinocchio
. In 1936, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy published his retelling of the Pinocchio story in the Soviet Union called The Golden Key
Since it's in the public domain, you can read it here
The Adventures of Pinocchio features these tropes: