The Adventures of Pinocchio is by Carlo Collodi. Yes, this is the original version of the classic story of a puppet who wants to be a real boy. It is nothing like the Disney version, so know that going in. It is a much more powerful story than the Disneyfied version. Read this book, you will enjoy it immensely! A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended Read.
Ratings: 8th grade - 10 out of 10 - V (violence).