High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mister Geppetto is a
fictional character in the novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by
Carlo Collodi. Geppetto is an elderly, impoverished woodcarver and
the creator (and thus father) of Pinocchio. He wears a yellow wig
that looks like cornmeal mush (or polendina), and subsequently the
children of the neighborhood (as well as some of the adults) call
him "Polendina," which greatly annoys him. "Geppetto" is a nickname
for Giuseppe. Geppetto is introduced when carpenter Mister Antonio
finds a talking block of pinewood which he was about to carve into
a leg for his table. Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood
to build a marionette, seeing a perfect opportunity, Antonio gives
the block to Geppetto. Geppetto is extremely poor and plans make a
living as a puppeteer in hopes of earning "a crust of bread and a
glass of wine." He carves the block into a boy and names him
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