Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lola who lived on a sad little hill. Lola lived with her aunt and uncle, a mean and bitter pair, who spent all day watching soaps while Lola did chores. Every morning she had to scrub down the floors, make the meals, clean the toilet, pull the weeds that never seemed to leave room for flowers, wash the dishes, make the beds, and feed the mean old watchdog Humphrey. By the time she had finished her chores the sun was setting and there was no time for fun at all.
Lola's only comfort were the books the postman would leave for her in secret in the mailbox. She would stay up for hours in her tiny attic bedroom reading, and despite being hungry and tired she was happy. Each book brought her to new worlds outside the sad little hill; she wished how she could leave her horrible aunt and uncle and be free.
One day after giving Humphrey a bath and cleaning up the mess she went to the mailbox and found a different book from all the others she had bee