This is the story of a little girl, Hushpuppy and her father, Wink. She lives with her father in a very small house. One day, Wink falls ill with a mysterious disease and the chances of recovery were very few. Before death, he wants to teach his daughter all the lessons that can help her to survive in her life. Now, Hushpuppy is in deep trouble, because her father is near death and their house was going to sink because the changed temperature has melted the glaciers. If her father dies, then she has to live in orphanage, because she is too young to live alone. Hushpuppy decides that she will not live in orphanage and will find her mother, but she has no signs of her mother???s appearance. While looking for her mother, she finds that she has to do something to save her father from dying and her house from sinking. Can a six years girl do this?