Why on earth is there a van with "Mover-Matt and the Boys" written on the side standing in front of Stella's home porch? She's in for the biggest shock of her life right before starting school. She's sad to leave her familiar neighbourhood. Luckily the kindhearted teacher of Stella's afternoon club understands how upset the girl is about having to leave. But Berry Bay isn't half as bad after all. Stella soon befriends with the two brothers from next door. They have the habit of sliding through a chink in the fence to play in Stella's garden. The strict teacher turns out to be fair, and Stella even makes it through the casserole days. The classroom's old harmonium wobbles, as Stella and the teacher find the common tune.