This story is set in a time when exotic animals were smuggled from their habitats; a time when parents had little time for their children; a time that could be now. A ring-tailed lemur is stowed away on a boat from Madagascar, and finds his way into the home of an eccentric but dysfunctional family. His night-time antics cause confusion, as he nibbles on the family's plants and raids their larder. But he brings great joy once they discover him curled up in a teapot, filling a little girl's life with hope and happiness. A beautiful tale indeed.