Everyone knows Pinocchio, but few know his story. Not the one about how he was transformed from a block of wood into a little boy after an adventure or two, but of his creation by the Florentine journalist Carlo Lorenzini. Under the pen name of Collodi, Lorenzini wrote the future masterpiece in installments for a local children's review between 1881 and 1883. Young and old alike can now discover the original Pinocchio, reedited as it appeared with its simple original illustrations, and rediscover the story that has delighted generations. Italian text.