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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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Jan 19, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, classic, children, literature, fairy, tale, puppet

This is a story that all children should read as it is a story of obeying and honoring your parents. It is a story of acting maturely and responsibly, listening and acting on the advice of others, going to school and learning a trade, instead of wasting your life away irresponsibly. These are all lessons that Carlo Collodi tries to teach his young readers in the form of his puppet character Pinnochio.[return][return]The story starts with Geppetto carving a piece of wood into a puppet and calling him Pinnochio. Pinnochio runs off and causes no end of problems and despite promising Geppetto that he will behave, Pinnochio continues to misbehave and break every promise that he makes. As the story proceeds, Pinnochio realises that by leading a bad life and by breaking every promise, he is hurting the people that care for him and eventually he will walk down a self-destructive path. But he is unable (no matter how hard he tries) to reverse his life to goodness as everyone seems to be determined to stray him down the road of temptation and Pinnochio doesn't have the willpower to resist.[return][return]Can Pinnochio stop lying to everyone, stop breaking his promises and start leading a good honest life, honoring his father?

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