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Pinocchio, The Adventures of

(1883) A children's story of the nineteenth century by the Italian author Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio is a puppet who is brought to life by a fairy and learns moral lessons through his adventures. For example, Pinocchio's nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie.

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