American artist Winslow Homer leaves his post as Civil War illustrator and seeks solitude at a friend's farm. There he meets two teenagers who seem intent on disrupting his peace. It turns out that like him, the teens are haunted by the aftermath of the war. By facing the truth, they free themselves of the ghosts, and give Homer new inspiration for his art.
Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician.
A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.