Twelve-year-old Jennifer becomes convinced the family will lose their home if she and her younger brother, Philip, known as Pip, don't do something drastic and soon. The solution, she decides, is to find a rich husband for their divorcee mother.
But how can two kids accomplish such an enormous undertaking? The single-minded and ultra-determined Jennifer has all the answers and drags the reluctant Pip into one back-firing scheme after another. Will they succeed or has Jennifer overlooked what is right under Pip's nose?
And who is Harry? And why are his toes sticking out of his sneakers?
This warmly touching story is seen through the eyes of Pip