Little Jon takes a fall from the grace of his world and is precipitated down to the lesser paradise of Earth. A temporary amnesiac, he establishes a reputation as a wild boy (he communicates with animals) until he is taken into the protection of the Bean family. Their solicitous inquiries quickly ferret out his strange abilities (mind-reading for one) and aid in prodding his memory. The ""wild boy"" is accused of stealing and the Beans' attempt to hide Jon behind a false identity proves futile. At the hearing Jon's mind-reading ability clears him (and the courtroom) and provokes national interest. As the hounds of officialdom descend with dissection clearly in mind, the door through which Jon fell opens, offering him re-entry and the Beans a better world. Well written fantasy with strong character emphasis and empathy.