Everyone in town knows that Jonathan Boyd tells stretches the truth like cotton candy. After all, there can't be a Bigfoot living in the school woods. So when Jonathan's beagle, Rooster, picks up a mysterious scent in the cemetery from 60 years before, no one believes him. Jonathan soon learns that if he wants other people to believe him he must be willing to trust and believe them first. More
Beagles are time machines. Jonathan Boyd has a vivid imagination that gets him into trouble. He frets about his buck teeth, and his parents hardly notice him. Next door, Nikita has noticed Jonathan, and decided that she wants to marry him. Their friendship will be tested as they deal with mysterious lights at an abandoned church, dark figures digging in the graveyard, and a robbery from sixty years earlier. They realize that Jonathan's amazing beagle holds the key to the mystery. Jonathan learns that if he wants other people to believe him, he has to be willing to believe them, too, and he gains the confidence to control his imagination and stop telling fibs.