Pinocchio is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the 1883 children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, by 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 a habit of telling lies, and his nose grows longer every time. He has to give this up before his wish can be granted. From the book “We are all equal”, by Finn Nygaard. Author Elsebeth Aasted Schanz, PhD, Manager and curator of the Danish Poster Museum.