World ex. Spain, RomaniaThere’s a war in Urbia. Sitting in the air-raid shelter at night-time, Stefan and Thomas Morin wonder how children in other countries feel who can sleep in their beds undisturbed. They decide to write a letter to the president of Terrania, asking him to let the children of Urbia stay in Terrania for a while so that they get a chance to recover. Michael, the grandson of the Terranian president, manages to persuade his grandfather to put the plan into action. And so it comes that soon four ships full of children set off for Terrania.
During the fourth night on board, however, disaster strikes: The ship the Morin boys are on sinks. The lifeboat in which the two of them and nine other children are to be taken to the safety of one of the other ships, breaks loose and drifts away. The children are stranded on an island. Thanks to their inventiveness and skill they manage to build a well-organised community.
In the meantime, the search for the missing children has been given up as hopeless. Only Michael does everything in his power to convince the adults that the children are still alive.