Billy has been sent to a summer camp for orphans and under privileged children by his current foster parents to get him out of their way for the summer. This is his second trip to the camp since his parents were killed, a camp where he is bullied by Glenn and his cronies. In fact they are the reason he found the old wood carver and his cabin in the forest in the first place, when they chased him out of the camp his first week there. Old Tom though has alternative motives and is teaching Billy how to carve to see if he has the skill to replace him as chief carver in the realm of the fairies. A realm created by the pure dragons to hide and protect the mythical creatures who once roamed freely on Earth when man stopped believing in them. What Billy, and the fairy queen don’t know, is that the spirit of the dragon who once was the guardian of the fairies realm, has noticed something in Billy she likes too. After the queen accepts Billy’s carving, and brings it to life with a kiss, she is prompted by the dragon to have the fairy fly back and kiss Billy. A kiss that changes Billy’s life forever, not only does it bring about a physical change in his stature, but also brings him to the attention of the shadow, the father of all evil.