Eleven-year-old Sarah Stone is lonely. She lives in a mansion amidst butlers, nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too busy for her. She is bright, beautiful, and angry at the world. On the other side of town, in a slum called the "Sink," teen street-tough, Jared Roberts, and his gang barely survive broken families and a hardscrabble existence. Jared, too, is angry at an unfair world, and he intends to do something about it. He has Sarah's mansion in his sights for a pre-Christmas burglary that will show the world who he really is.
Into this mix comes a mysterious little man named Nicholas, who intrigues Sarah and Jared but scares those responsible for them. Against incredible doubt and cynicism, Nicholas tries to guide Sarah and Jared away from their anger and the destruction that will follow, only to realize he cannot move them by desire alone. Finally, fed-up, he whisks the two young people to another time and place, where a long-ago Christmas teaches them the true meaning of life in a way they never imagined.
Customer Questions & Answers: