Nothing is ever simple for Barbara Ann, better known as Bob. No matter how hard she tries to do what's right, things always seem to turn out wrong. And there's no one she can turn to for help -- her father is away fighting in the war, her mother is too busy, and her grandmother doesn't understand her.
Then Bob finds out that Yoki, the horse who pulls the milk wagon, is going to be sold to the glue factory. Bob is devastated. Yoki is more than a horse -- he's her friend. He listens to her troubles when no one else will. Bob is determined to save him. But helping Yoki escape makes her a thief. Can doing the wrong thing sometimes be right?