Tom Thumb is the youngest son of a poor family with seven children. Their parents lose them in the forest, because they can't feed the children. Tom Thumb leads his brothers and sisters home with the help of the stones that he's spread on the way to the forest. However, they can't find the way home when they are left in the forest the second time. When night falls they are afraid. Luckily they find a house, but a mean giant, who likes eating children, lives in this house. The children run away and the giant follows them. Tom Thumb puts on the giant's magic shoes when he falls asleep. He finds help and the children go back home with a sack full of gold.