Narrator: Once upon a time there was a kind carpenter named Geppetto.
Geppetto: I feel very lonely … I have nobody to talk to. I work all day making chairs and tables….. but now, I will do something different. Something I have never done.
Narrator: So he took a piece of pine wood and started making a puppet. He worked all day carefully carving each detail.
Geppetto: How beautiful it is! How I wish that he were a real boy. I have always wanted to have a son… your name will be Pinocchio.
Narrator: That night when Geppetto was sleeping, a Blue Fairy came to his house. He stared at the puppet and said.
Blue Fairy: Pinnochio, it is true, you are beautiful… and with my magic wand I will give you life.
Narrator: Then the puppet opened his eyes and started moving slowly. And the fairy added.
Blue Fairy: Pinocchio, I want you to be a brave, honest and generous boy… so every time you tell a lie, your nose and your ears will grow, and when you tell the truth, they will be normal again.
Narrator: Then the fairy disappeared. Next morning when Geppetto woke up he heard somebody calling him.
Pinocchio: Father… father
Geppetto: Who´s calling me?
Pinocchio: It’s me… Pinocchio. Don’t you recognize me?
Geppetto: It seems like I am dreaming… Finally I have a son!
Narrator: A few days later Geppetto started thinking about Pinocchio´s education.
Geppetto: Pinocchio, you need to go to school.
Pinocchio: But… father… I want to be with you always.
Geppetto: So do I, Pinocchio, but you have to learn. I want you to be an intelligent boy. I can not teach you many thing that you can only learn in school.
Pinocchio: Then, I will go to school! I will study hard so that I can have a good job and earn a lot of money.
Geppetto: We don’t need the money, Pinocchio. We are happy the way we live.
Pinocchio: I know father, but I want to buy you a coat.
Geppetto: Very well, but now, go to school, it’s getting late.
Pinocchio: Good-bye father!
Geppetto: Good-bye, Pinocchio!
Narrator: When Pinocchio was on his way to school he heard a man shouting.
Man: Come in! Ladies and Gentlemen! Come and see out puppet show!
Pinocchio: A puppet show? Wow… puppets like me… I have to go and see them.
Narrator: So Pinocchio instead of going to school, he went to see the puppet show.
Pinocchio: Oh, I am so happy that I want to dance with them.
Narrator: And he climbed onto the stage and started dancing. But soon he realized that they were not real puppets like him.
Pinnochio: I can dance and sing better than these puppets and I don’t need strings like they do.
Puppet Master: Get off my stage!
Narrator: Then when the audience saw that he didn’t have strings they started shouting.
Audience: Hooray, hooray!
Puppet Master: They liked him! … boy, do you want to be in our show? You can earn a lot of money!
Pinocchio: No, because I have to go to school.
Puppet Master: Then take these coins. You danced very well.
Pinocchio: Thank you, sir.
Narrator: And Pinocchio left the theater and started walking to school. Then he heard someone calling him.
Cat: Well, well, well! … are you in a hurry, little boy?
Pinocchio: Yes, I am going to buy a coat for my father.
Cat: Oh, come on… that’s not enough money to buy a coat. Wouldn’t you like to have more?
Pinocchio: Yes, but how?
Cat: That’s easy. If you plant your coins in the Field of Miracles, a plant will grow and it will give you a lot of money.
Pinocchio: And where is that field?
Fox: We will take you there.
Narrator: So the cat and the fox, who in fact were two liars, took Pinocchio to a far away place.
Pinocchio: Is this the place?
Fox and Cat: Yes it is. This the place where you will give us your money!
Pinocchio: But you said…
Cat: I know what I said!
Fox: Didn´t they tell you not to trust strangers?
Narrator: Then they took Pinocchio’s money, tied him to a tree, and left him there all by himself.
Pinocchio: Help! Help! Somebody help me! Please!
Narrator: But nobody heard him. Then the Blue Fairy appeared but Pinochio could not tell her the truth.
Blue Fairy: And where did you loose the coins?
Pinocchio: When I was crossing the river.
Narrator: Then Pinocchio felt strange.
Pinocchio: What is happening to me? Why is my nose growing?
Narrator: And he started crying.
Blue Fairy: I once told you that every time you tell a lie, your nose will grow and when you tell the truth, it will shrink. Now, go straight home and don’t stop for any reason.
Pinocchio: Thank you good fairy, I will never lie again. You can be sure of that!
Blue Fairy: I hope so, Pinocchio.
Narrator: When Pinocchio was on his way home, he met two boys that were laughing and playing.
Pinocchio: What is happening?
Boy 1: We are going to Fun Land.
Pinocchio: What kind of place is that? I never heard of that place?
Boy 2: It’s a place where there’s a party every day! There are no schools and no teachers.
Boy 1: Do you want to come with us?
Narrator: Then the Blue fairy appeared.
Blue Fairy: Didn’t you promise you would go to school?
Pinocchio: Yes, I have been there.
Narrator: And then his ears started changing. Now he had donkey ears.
Pinocchio: Uh, uh… I am sorry… I lied again.
Blue Fairy: Go home, Pinnochio!
Pinocchio: Yes, Blue Fairy.
Narrator: He went home, but Geppetto wasn´t there. Then he heard someone calling him.
Neighbor: Pinocchio! Pinocchio!
Pinocchio: What´s wrong?
Neighbor: Pinocchio, I was at the beach and I saw Geppetto going into the water, when suddenly a big whale swallowed him!
Pinocchio: Let’s go, I have to save him!
Narrator: Both went to the beach.
Pinocchio: You stay here, I will go into the water and find that whale.
Narrator: When the whale appeared again, it swallowed him too. When he was inside the whale he saw Geppetto and both hugged.
Pinocchio: We have to get out of here. We will burn a fire so the whale opens its mouth.
Narrator: And they did. When they were out of the whale’s mouth they swam towards the beach. Then the Blue Fairy appeared.
Blue Fairy: Geppetto, your dream will come true!
Narrator: And the Blue Fairy touched Pinocchio with her magic wand.
Pinocchio: Look at me father! I am a real boy!
Original Story by: Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826 – October 26, 1890), better known as Carlo Collodi.
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
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