Jenny Wren, a welfare child, comes to stay with an old farmer and his wife despite the misgivings of some officials. At first silent and distrustful, Jenny warms to the Logans, learning from them about logging, farming, and love. When confronted with a change too hard for her to accept, however, Jenny runs away. When she wants to go back, she finds that she has done more damage than she had thought. Now her home may change again, but Jenny learns the most important thing of all.