Quiet, 9-year-old Gregory is searching modern London with his precocious sister Janet in tow. His quest? To find a Ukrainian icon of the Madonna and Child for Marta, the family's hired help from Polish Ukraine.
Instead of retreating into his usual silence, each difficulty helps Gregory draw from the well of faith and resourcefulness within him. Master storyteller Rumer Godden brings to life a portrait of a lonely boy discovering the creative power of love.