Going to New Zealand while his mother recovers from a serious accident seems like a simple enough choice to Josh. After all, they speak the same language as he does. But soon after he arrives, Josh begins to have doubts even about that, and he wonders if he will ever be able to do anything about the exclusion, bullying, resentment, and fear he sees in his classmates. Working on the sheep farm doesn't prove to be the haven he had hoped either. But deep down Josh begins to see that his own heart is the soil in which the first seeds of change will have to be planted. Ages 9-12.