About the Illustrator 6
21 Cobblestone Drive,
Hampstead Green 11
The Journey Begins 17
Oak Trees and Doorways 21
The House under the Mound 25
Cream Jugs and Chipmunks 31
Mermaids and Meetings 39
The Prophecy and the Great Book 47
Pumpkins and Particle Widgets 55
Uncommon Thoughts and Sausages 65
The Magic of Widgets 73
Dreams That Really Do Come True 83
The Grand Ball and Choices 89
Glass Slippers and Self-Worth 97
The Magic of Widgets
Mops was standing in front of this great gathering,
holding her precious dog-eared book, when she noticed the
little man in green. This was the same little man she had
seen in the forest on the way to the pond with Jack on that
fateful day when all the magic in the world began to unfold
in their lives. The little man was comfortably sitting on a
nice mushroom and holding the golden pumpkin in his lap.
It was this same golden pumpkin that held Mops’ attention.
She paused. It was as if she had never really seen that
pumpkin before when all at once she did an unusual thing.
She closed her dog-eared book with a slap and announced
that she had decided not to read from her book at all but
would tell them a story that she felt these magical people
would best understand..