Twelve year old Susan's grandfather is taking her on a weekend camping trip to visit her newest friend, Bodkin. But this is no ordinary trip, and Bodkin is no ordinary friend. Bodkin is a young elf girl who lives in a world where magic is common and amazing creatures exist. This world on the other side of the “Gnome Door,” a mystic portal hidden in Susan's grandfather's workshop. Their quiet weekend quickly turns into an adventure as they become swept up in the search for a lost dragon and must confront an evil wizard to get home. Along the way, new friends are made, secrets are revealed, and Susan uses all her wits to get back home safely.