George is looking for a job in order to raise money for a new bike, so when he sees a help wanted ad for Wormestall Farm, he goes for it. Before long, he's embroiled in a madcap adventure involving creatures both (supposedly) extinct and (previously thought to be) mythological, a new friend (a girl ), and a maniacal taxidermist who wants the animals of Wormestall Farm in her own private collection . . . stuffed, of course.