When a woodcarver named Geppetto makes a puppet out of magical wood, the puppet starts to talk and move. Geppetto names his new son Pinocchio. However, Pinocchio is not well-behaved; he runs away, lies, and gets into all sorts of mischief. Through it all, Geppetto, the Talking Cricket, and the Fairy with Turquoise Hair try their best to keep the young troublemaker in line. In the end, it's up to Pinocchio himself to prove that he is responsible and kind enough to become a real boy. This famous Italian children's story by Carlo Collodi was first serialized in 1881-1882 and published as a book in 1883. This is an unabridged version taken from a 1916 English language edition, with illustrations by Alice Carsey.