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I.Title Pinocchio II.Author Carlo Collodi III.Place and date of publisher 1883 at Florence,Italy IV.No. of pages 12 pages V.

Brief Summary When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian_Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio (Dick_Jones), is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy (Cliff_Edwards), a cricket who the fairy assigns to be Pinocchio's conscience, the marionette goes astray. He joins a puppet show instead of going to school, he lies instead of telling the truth, and he travels to Pleasure Island instead of going straight home. Yet, when Pinocchio discovers that a whale has swallowed Geppetto, the puppet single-mindedly journeys into the ocean and selflessly risks his life to save his father, thereby displaying that he deserves to be a real boy. Based on a series of stories by 19th century Italian author Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio came under fire for being a sugarcoated version of its original tale, but the film's moral did have a strong educational effect on children. Soon enough, a 16 mm excerpt from the picture, titled "Pinocchio: A Lesson in Honesty," was released for teachers to use in schools. Aubry Anne D'Arminio, Rovi. VI.Setting and characters of the story

Characters:

Pinocchio naughty, pine-wood marionette who gains wisdom through a series of misadventures which lead him to becoming a real human as reward for his good deeds. Mister Geppetto is an elderly, impoverished woodcarver and the creator (and thus father) of Pinocchio. He wears a yellow wig that looks like cornmeal mush (or polendina), and subsequently the children of the neighborhood (as well as some of the adults) call him "Polendina", which greatly annoys him. "Geppetto" is a nickname for Giuseppe. Mister Antonio is an elderly carpenter. He finds the log that eventually becomes Pinocchio, planning to make it into a table leg until it cries out "Please be careful!" The children call Antonio "Mastro Cherry" because of his red nose. The Talking Cricket is a cricket whom Pinocchio kills after it tries to give him some advice. The cricket comes back as a ghost to continue advising the marionette. Mangiafuoco is the wealthy director of the Great Marionette Theatre. He has red eyes and a black beard which reaches to the floor, and his mouth is "as wide as an oven [with] teeth like yellow fangs". Despite his appearances, however, Mangiafuoco (which the story says is his given name) is not evil. Harlequin , Punch , and Signora Rosaura are puppets at the Theatre who embrace Pinocchio as their brother. The Fox and the Cat Greedy animals pretending to be lame and blind respectively, the pair lead Pinocchio astray, rob him, and eventually try to hang him. the Innkeeper an innkeeper who is in league with Fox and Cat, and tricks Pinocchio into an ambush. The Fairy with Turquoise Hair the turquoise fairy is the spirit of the forest who rescues Pinocchio and adopts him first as her brother, then as her son. the Owl and the two famous doctors who diagnose Pinocchio. the Judge :the gorilla judge of Catchfool. the Serpent an enormous snake with a smoking tail. the Farmer a farmer whose chickens are plagued by weasel attacks.

The Terrible Dogfish a mile-long, five-story-high fish Alidoro the old mastiff of a carabineer. The Green Fisherman a green skinned ogre who catches Pinocchio in his fishing net and attempts to eat him Romeo a tall, thin boy (like a wick) who is Pinocchio's best friend and a trouble-maker. the Little Man the owner of Toy Country. the Manager the ringmaster of a circus. the Master a man who wants to make Pinocchio's hide into a drum. the Tunny Fish a tuna fish as "large as a two-year-old horse" who has been swallowed by the Terrible Dogfish. Giangio the farmer who buys Romeo as a donkey.

Setting: In the forest VII.Theme The theme for Pinocchio is, to always be honest. VIII.Plot The right place to ask anything and everything about your favorite wooden puppet who wanted to become a real boy! Questions about the Disney film (and other adaptations) are accepted; those about the book are preferred. IX.Moral lesson dont lie..because it is not good..and if you lie it may not lead you to good things. X.Comment
It is about a boy that was a wooden puppet and every time he told a lie/fib, a fairy would come and make his nose longer and longer.