This is the tale of Jenny Burnett, a young child, kidnapped by her uncle and sold on the black market to a childless couple. It is the compelling drama of Jenny's endless pining for her real mother, of her instinctive, yet daring, attempts to escape, of growing abuse at the hands of her adoptive mother, and of the hapless effort of a sympathetic but inept adoptive father. It is a story of the child's quest for salvation in her play, in the enduring friendship she strikes with a little neighbor boy she never gets to see, and in daydreams of angels and fairies she wills into the sky above her prison playground.
The story takes place inside the heart and mind of the little prisoner and reveals her every impulse: her dreams, her hopes, her fears, her anger, her confusion, her prayers and her attempts to reason. It is a tale of struggle and play, of compelling innocence, of times of soaring joy, of special friendship, and of poignant memories and determined effort.