The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children written by Italian author Carlo Collodi, . The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, published as La storia di un burattino (literally "The tale of a puppet"), and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a canonical piece of children's literature. The novel describes the adventures of a wooden puppet who through strong, emotional and even painful experiences, will be forced to mature psychologically and, therefore, to become a real boy.