Jenny, an only child, anticipates the arrival of her cousins with some fear and trepidation. She exists quite happily in her own dream world and sees things that others don't. It is whilst sitting under the old oak tree in the garden and pondering that she comes into contact with one of the garden 'helpers'- the tree spirit!
Of course when her confident cousins, Tilly and George, arrive they don't believe a word she says - until, that is, they see 'helpers of their own'.
And that is when the adventures really begin.
The children meet Abbos, a very old man and monk-like figure, who becomes their guide and mentor throughout and who appears at some point during each of the tests that they are obliged to undertake. They discover a world of elementals who should be working and co-habiting happily under the leadershop of their God Pan. Unfortunately, Pan has fallen into the never ending sleep of great despair, having witnessed the continuing damage that human beings inflict on the world and also their great disrespect for the environment and all that Mother Earth has to offer.
The children have to find a way to wake Pan before there is nothing left but concrete and waste. They have to help restore the Kingdom of Pan to its former glory and time is running out ........