Thirty-two children from around the world find themselves marooned on the home planet of a race the kids call Monsters. The children must survive and establish a kind of normality amid a backdrop of interplanetary war. The only life most of them have ever known is school, so they start one, electing a headmaster and several teachers from among themselves. Their Monster hosts are impressed and enrol in the children’s school. The children grow and change and learn to live with each other in this dramatically foreign environment. It’s an extra-terrestrial clash of egos as the kids carve out a new life for themselves, going from victims to victors.