The commune full of hippies that moves into High Kingdom farm introduce themselves in little set piece speeches about their past oppression and present idealism. Obviously they're harmless as cocker spaniels, but teenage Dana remains hostile until Gramps takes the would-be farmers under his wing . . . one of the group, Angel, rebuilds a car for Dana's brother . . . and even Ma, once implacably suspicious, becomes darned fond of the communal baby. The impending confrontation with prejudiced townies never materializes. While High Kingdom gets points for brotherhood, a book which has to define the word guru, and which exists only to demonstrate that hippies are human, isn't exactly news.