Story and Illustrations by Brian J. King
Copyright Brian J. King 2010 All Rights Reserved.
Published by Ballinthejack Studios, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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to all children and to my muse and wife Vikki, without whose
precious love this book would not have been possible: I imagine with you.
Penelope had a dream to be somebody, and thought about it all the time. Each day these wonderings filled her thoughts and her nighttime dreams as well. Her favorite place to sit and think was at the castle ruins on top of the mountain that hung above her village.
One morning after her chores, she started her climb across the fields and up the path to the ruins, thinking about what kind of person she would become. Maybe I’ll be an explorer, with a netted hat, she thought as she stopped to tighten her shoelaces.