Kristen was wandering by the back hedge the evening of her tenth birthday when she heard someone crying. After much encouragement a little face appeared in the hedge and, with more encouragement, two others. Before her were three creatures eight inches in height; round of face with pointed ears and very pale. The creature introduced them all as Moonbabies.
The Moonbaby explained that they were crying because their moon glow had been stolen and was now hidden in the land of Conlar; a dark, dark place that they only spoke of in whispers. If they did not get it back they would die.
Joined by Frederick, a gnome with surprising abilities, they set out for Conlar in a land where time is not a time and a place is not a place meeting helpers and dangers all along the way.
When at last they come to Conlar Kristen must face Dagmire, the creator of Conlar, alone and defeat him to save the moonglow and the Moonbabies and with them the world.