Follow Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, on his adventure to become a real boy. The mischievous marionette must learn how to be good for his wish to come true. This beloved tale, filled with fairies, talking crickets and man-eating fish, has been described as one of the greatest works of Italian literature of all time. “Pinocchio”, originally published in 1883, is the perfect bookshelf addition for collectors of fairy tales and lovers of children’s stories. Carlo Collodi (1826 – 1890) was an Italian author best remembered for his children’s stories. He translated fairy tales as well as writing his own, the most notable being Charles Perrault’s French tale, ‘I Racconti delle Fate’ (1875). Read & Co. Children’s is proudly republishing this classic tale in a new, high-quality edition with a specially commissioned biography of the author as part of our “Treasures Collection”.