At a time when belief in anything out of the ordinary is not tolerated, Faye and Frank Faultsom are daring to be different. Determined to guide their four free-spirited children on a risky quest to enter the mysterious and mystical realm known only to them as Wonder, they attract the malicious attentions of the sinister Ms. Imperia Beasley, Director of the local Grown Up Factory, where helpless children are conformed to the Prescribed Order as their imaginations are crushed. When one of Faye's wacky schemes to help her kids discover Wonder precipitates a predicament that threatens to tear their family apart, a bold act of belief catapults the Faultsoms into a bizarre and often comical world in which they experience a strange and overwhelming Life Force. Just when they begin to understand its compelling beauty and power, the family learns they must return home to face a heartbreaking crisis ? a crisis that may result in their teenage daughter losing Wonder forever.