Anna Hibiscus and her family are going to the village with Grandfather. They travel by bus through mangrove swamp and rainforest, through scrubland and rivers, over hills and mountains. When they arrive, everyone stays in Anna's family house, which first belonged to her great-grandmother and great-grandfather. Little has changed since then: there is no running water, no electricity, no road and no traffic signals. But Anna Hibiscus' life is about to change in many ways: cousin Joy is going to get married, and Grandfather talks about staying in the village!