Carlo Collodi created which famous children's character

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Pinocchio (/pɪˈnoʊkioʊ/; Italian: [piˈnɔkkjo]), the name a variant of common "pinolo" (pine seed), but even pet name for Giuseppe (Joseph), which Geppetto is too, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi.

Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet but dreamed of becoming a real boy.

He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons.

The story has appeared in many adaptations in other media.

Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture and one of the most re-imagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature.