Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars.
With innocence behind her and danger ahead, only courage and love were on her side. [UK]
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After Sol tops off his first tree, he puts his axe on the top. He then climbs up to sit on the top, but the axe has disappeared. See more
[opens the door to a barn, looks inside, then speaks to Natty
It looks safe. Come on. Come on! It's empty! Nothin' in here but a pig, and he sure don't care.