For as long as she can remember, Ella has dreamed of winning the puppet contest at the Midsummer Festival and making her parents proud of their. When scrap materials for her puppets are stolen, Ella chases the thief. But Val isn't sneaky or mean or anything Ella thinks a thief should be, so Ella decides to brave a new friendship. But only one girl will receive the prize. Can Ella put aside her own goals and let the best puppeteer win?