By Y York. Based on the Newberry Honor Book by Janet Taylor Lisle.
Cast: 1m., 6w. (includes 4 girls.) Hillary Lennox is thrilled when Allison and Jane, two popular fourth-graders, invite her to join their ranks to become "the mighty three." With their generous guidance Hillary will learn how to think, talk, dress and be. Sara Kate Connolly, the little girl who lives in the dilapidated house adjacent to Hillary's backyard, has different plans for Hillary's future—Sara Kate wants Hillary to share in the wonder of the elf village that has mysteriously appeared in the Connolly back yard. Hillary discovers that Sara Kate's back yard hides not only an elf village but a terrible secret as well. Hillary promises to keep the secret, but the promise takes on a life and a horror of its own. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes.