Based on the Robinson Crusoe-esque children’s book by Wendy Orr, a kind of updated Robinson Crusoe tale. Nim's Island is an exotic and adventurous place ruled by a young girl's imagination. Here, feisty young Nim (Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin) surrounds herself with her animal friends and leads a tropical life mirroring that of her favorite literary hero, Alex Rover, "the world’s greatest adventurer". When her island faces danger, she reaches out for help. The author of the Alex Rover books, a reclusive city dweller (Jodie Foster), nervously ventures forth into Nim’s world to help her face the challenge.