When the Rabinovich children arrive in America in 1897, they each bring a special gift from their grandparents back in Russia. Eleven-year-old Moshele uses his gift to help him adjust to being Jewish out on the North Dakota prairie. Twelve-year-old Raizel uses her gift to remind her to act more grownup, even when there are creatures in the beds, chickens who don't want to give up their eggs, and dangerous blizzards. And nine-year-old Chaya? She can't even figure out what Bubby's gift is supposed to be. Will she ever discover how it can help her adapt to her new and different life.