Dresden, 1945. Elizabeth and Karli's mother works at the zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. Then the zoo director tells her that the animals – including the elephants – must be shot before the town is bombed. Unable to give Marlene up, their mother moves her into the back garden to save her… and then the bombs start to fall.
In the deepest, darkest jungle grows something of such immense value that men will do ANYTHING to get their hands on it: the elusive and delicious chocoplum! Fintan Fedora is determined to prove to his father, owner of the Fedora Fancy Food Company, that he is good enough to take over the family business - so he sets out to find the rare chocoplum before anyone else. Little does Fintan know that there are two kidnappers on his tail, as well as an evil businessman who wants the chocoplum for himself.