There was a time in everyone's life when their imagination was their best friend. They were kings in castles, bad guys hiding from the good guys, aliens in space-an afternoon in the backyard provided limitless adventures. Jefferson Knapp's The Brave Journey captures that time in the first book of The Kingdom at the End of the Driveway series. For twelve-year-old Benjamin Biggs, what appears to be imaginary is real. Being pulled into a world of talking animals that need his help in a time of crisis, Benjamin's last week before school is one he'll never forget. Taking you on an adventure filled with danger, humor, friendship, and loyalty, The Brave Journey makes the impossible seem a little closer to reality. It takes you back to what it was like when your only problems in life were your friends, which in Benjamin's case are creatures on a journey to kill a gigantic snake.