Kay finds a magical golden leaf while playing outside and it does wondrous things. She wants to share this with someone, but everyone is too busy to even listen to her. Kay's grandmother understands and explains she had once found a magical golden leaf herself.Got this for Christmas today from my boyfriend. He knows that I am a big fan of Diana Wynne Jones. While it is not as amazing as her other books, it is very cute and I definitely think it'll be a book children, and fans of Jones, will love.