Gepetto was a poor carpenter who made his living by making puppets. Once, he was carving a puppet out of wood in his workshop. Suddenly the wood squealed, “Ouch! That hurt!” The puppet was alive! Gepetto named the puppet, Pinocchio. Pinocchio wanted to be like other boys and go to school. Gepetto sold his coat to send him to school. One day, on his way to school Pinocchio saw a puppet show in progress. He longed to see it but the ticket cost four pence. Pinocchio sold his books to get the money. He joined the puppets on stage and decided to stay with them. Later that day, Giovanni the puppet master, a fearsome looking man, needed wood for the fire. He chose Pinocchio as  fire­wood. Pinocchio begged and pleaded to be spared, telling him about his poor father. Gio­vanni gave Pinocchio five gold coins to give to his father to buy a coat. Gratefully taking the coins, Pinocchio said goodbye to Giovanni and his puppet friends and set off for home.

50 thoughts on “Pinocchio

  1. ahm.. where is the part his nose getting long and long averytime he lies? I need a short story to analyse and I need something that tells about lesson or moral of the story.

  2. nice and lovely story.but i have a question which is
    is this story considered as a short story?
    thanks alot

  3. # Bern: thats the thing — a short story is not a full story and if you know about the part where his knows grow longer than you shouldnt have to worry bout judging how short the story is.

  4. Uyy thank you! May book report na ako para may grades ako! Kua salamat po sa tulong mo! <3 <3

  5. this is not the right story of pinnochio, i know this because i teach children this story and towards every fairytayle there has to be a moral and this story does not have one.

  6. A good summary; I was searching a well done summary for the nice Italian story. Thank you because it’s not easy to found what we are looking for.

    Professor Silvana Salvarani

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