I went with an American childhood classic, Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer! As a child I loved this book, read it many times, and dreamed that I was as clever as Tom!
Background is a wooden fence by Charles Deenen, "whitewashed"by me with PS brushes, and a page of text from and old copy of the book. The Tom and friends image is a collector plate--remember those? Sam Clemens is up in the corner.