It is a fable about a young girl living on a strange world. She has been separated from her parents by the harsh governing authorities and decides to look for them. She has a friend who is an indigeus creature from the world she lives on; the creature is called a Grooder. Grooders are clever and kind, but have been almost wiped out by the harsh circumstance they all have to endure. She is joined on her quest by her aunty and her Grooder friend and others she meets on the way.