Eleanora tries to help the alien repair his UFO, step by step, so that it can fly again. Before that can happen, they have a number of adventures in other cultures. And in the process, Eleanora learns to value the qualities that make her different from others. She learns that it's good to "Be - somewhat - different".
During the time she spends with the alien, Eleanora comes into more and more conflict with her teacher and her mother, who increasingly believe that Eleanora's fantasy is getting out of control and start to look for support from a psychiatrist.
But with the help of the alien, Eleanora manages in the end to bewitch everyone with her beautiful fantasy. .