Micah Connors, and eleven-year-old boy who has been in and out of trouble since
his father died in the Korean war, now has a chance to start over in this new town
he, his mother and little sister have moved to. Things are finally going right until
he happens upon his new friend who needs his help, which results in the town's sheriff
escorting Micah home. Will he tell Micah's mother about this new trouble or will
the discovery of a nativity being built several pieces at a time by an ominous do-gooder
divert the officer?
More trouble with Micah is the last thing his mother needs for not only is Dawn
Connors desperate to provide for her little family, but her daughter, Annie, is
very ill. When Micah tells Annie about the rustic structure being built in the center
of town, she is certain unseen angels are building it and when the baby Jesus arrives
He will make her better. Worried for Annie, Micah vows to find the nativity builder
and bring the baby Jesus to her, even though it will only be a doll. Making Annie
better is uppermost in his mind. But in his quest Micah learns angels are nearer
then he ever would have believed.