An adventurous orphan tries to save her school when the aristocratic owner decides to sell it. Along the way she befriends a stray dog and the mischievous son of the Spanish ambassador - and together they thwart a gang hired by the boy's sinister tutor to kidnap him. Family comedy based on Ludwig Bemelman's classic children's books, starring Hatty Jones, Frances McDormand and Nigel Hawthorne.