A brilliant girl is planning a day of inventions and gadgets when an imaginative boy crashes through her balcony. Amin is on a quest to find his parents, who are taken by a monster. Interested in learning the truth about her own, she goes find the Bookist, who might know how to help them. With nothing but a stick that always comes back and a small pocket knife that can cut anything, they set for their adventure and end up changing the course of a fierce battle. After being chased by a relentless captain, they are rescued just in time by a tough lady and her kora. It seems they are destined to a much more dangerous adventure after all.