First published in the year 1883, 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' is a children's adventure fantasy by Italian author Carlo Collodi. It is a story about an animated puppet, boys who turn into donkeys and other fairy tale devices. The setting of the story is the Tuscan area of Italy. It was a unique literary marriage of genres for its time. The story's Italian language is peppered with Florentine dialect features, such as the protagonist's Florentine name.