Both unprepared for the test and upset she joined in the teasing, Whitney uses her grandmother's Emerald Bible to travel back in time to sort out her feelings. She lands in ancient Israel just as Noah is finishing up the ark to the jeers and ridicule of his neighbors. Then the heavens open, and Whitney becomes a stowaway to survive the flood. In the ark she's befriended by Moses' son and learns about resisting the pressure of others, a lesson she brings with her back to school.
Angela the pumpkin, moved by the beauty of the world around her, willingly sacrifices herself to provide light, love, and life to others. Sammy the rabbit watches as his friend becomes first a lantern to help people who are afraid of the dark, then pumpkin pie to provide nourishment, and finally seeds to give birth to new life.