Tired of repairing her old house, Bobette and her nephew Scrotty and Blimp, his ginger cat, go in search of a house that will look after itself. But in "The Dipsy Dream House" they are pitched by the estate agent into the past and instead of finding a house, are joined by three ghost children and their strange pets. On magically returning home, children and animals are restored to life and they all decide that living in the old house, is not such a bad idea after all.
In "The Fleeting Fame of Benjamin Sprockett" Benjie is brought up in the hills by the grey fairies. He flies away, becomes Clown Number One in a circus and has several misadventures before being promoted to Star Turn, as he flies round the Big Top. But when claimed by his fairy mother and Mrs Sprockett, he chooses his real mum and becomes an ordinary boy again.