The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. The setting of the story is the Tuscan area of Italy. Geppetto carves the block of pinewood into a puppet and names him "Pinocchio". As soon as Pinocchio's nose has been carved, it begins to grow with his congenital impudence. Before he is even built, Pinocchio already has a mischievous attitude. Once the puppet has been finished and Geppetto teaches him to walk, Pinocchio runs out the door and away into the town. Pinocchio goes through numerous adventures and misadventures before he turns into a real boy. A universal icon and a metaphor of the human condition, the book is considered a canonical piece of children's literature and has had great impact on world culture.