As the leaves turn colors in autumn and start falling from the trees, a young boy?s imaginary adventure begins. When his parents rake up a huge pile of leaves in the front yard, the boy starts to play in the leaves and his imagination soars. He creates his own world of comfort, adventure and fun, seeing the leaves as his protection and escape from the world. The child becomes king of his own castle, playing with fire-breathing dragons in his bed of leaves. When the day is done, he joins his family to sip some cider and wonders when "his next castle will fall." Autumn Castles is a children?s book for dreamers.