It's hard enough moving to a new place, and for Annie there are plenty of extra burdens. Her mother seems sad and worried all the time, having a baby brother makes getting settled in even harder, a box of her prized horse figurines has been lost, and to top it all off, the new house is far away from Annie's favorite uncle, who shared with her what she loves best of all: piano music. But it turns out that piano music can also be found in her new neighborhood. Each evening when Annie roller-skates, she hears beautiful melodies coming from a house down the street. It is the source of the music, the elderly Mrs. Bergstrom, that eventually provides Annie with hope that the new place may someday feel like home.