Outside, World War II rages gravely as German planes drop bombs over London. Inside one family's home, a boy lies ill in bed. Before leaving to fight in the war, his father told him about Davin, a teddy bear that holds the power to make sick boys well. But things look bad--no one knows where Davin is.
In an attempt to save their friend, the miniature figures of a little Bugle Boy, a blustery Sergeant Major, a princess, Robin Hood, Chingachgook, and Perseus, the Greek hero, come to life and join forces to find the mysterious Davin. Along the way, they encounter a ferocious cat, a man-eating spider, the Dark Knight, and Blackbeard and his band of terrifying pirates.
Read by Grandma Goddess to her grandchildren as they lie in their beds, Davin is a story within a story. A thrilling adventure for boys and girls, it is a fantasy in which literary and historical characters clash in a war between good and evil to save a child's life.