Ace and Eva Calloway, two young would-be explorers, stumble across a dilapidated ruin on an expedition through the woods of Concord, Massachusetts. They crawl inside, only to find that the old building is occupied. Unbeknownst to the children, they have just made the acquaintance of none other than Henry David Thoreau.

As the children enter the whimsical world of this 19th century genius, their situation at home proves less than ideal. Having worked for years to escape their poverty, the family is unable to make any improvement in their living situation. With the children on the verge of despair and their mother nearing physical/ emotional exhaustion, Thoreau endeavors to show them that they are rich already, "if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days," and to teach them how to "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life."

Drawing from Thoreau's classic book Walden, captures the spirit of Thoreau's vision while reminding us that happiness truly comes from appreciating what you have rather than chasing after what you don't.

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Tunnel entrance


Ace exits tunnel