I'll play! Nan directed me to this blog for a book teaser meme (not quite sure what a meme is but I'm game)...
"I don't know," said Oscar, "I wrote the one about the king and queen awhile ago, not long after I found The Book of Story Beginnings in the attic. I wrote another one about orphans for Lavonne. She was always wishing she was an orphan. I wrote the story about the boy in the boat on that night, of course. The night it all began."
"What is it?" said Lucy, terrified because she thought that at last she did know."
page 99. The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kladstrup. (My ten year old son and I are taking turns reading a chapter every night).