A boy and his dog, a girl and her wolf--what does it matter? The folks at Disney know what to do with a child and an animal in a film. Meredith Salenger is a young girl living with her father, Ray Wise, in Depression-era Chicago. He badly needs work and takes a job in the Northwest, leaving
Salenger in the care of a hotel manager, promising to send for her. But Salenger can't bear the separation and runs away, making her way across the country to reunite with her father. The story of her journey is a good, often exciting road adventure in which a wolf becomes Salenger's protector and
traveling companion. Their trip takes them through various hardships and dangers, ...