Thomas is nine and he's started writing a book. His father says all important books are about God. Even so, Thomas writes down all the interesting things he sees that other people seem to ignore: tropical fish in the canal, a deluge of frogs, and the Son of God popping in for a chat. He also writes down his greatest determination: When I grow up, I'm going to be happy. Featuring Jesus, the angels, the Bottombiter, the startling Mrs. Van Amersfoort and a beautiful girl with a leather leg, this is a totally magical story about a child learning to act when faced with fear and injustice.