It is the children's fable of an orphan girl's mother, whose stepmother seduced her with honeycombs and then give you the gall. His stepmother buried on the grounds traveler and father there grew a very green grass. When the father returned, to go through that land, he heard the singing girl and unearthed by raising it.
Tired of hell at home, caused by the stepmother, Maria runs off in search of sea fringes, and makes a long ride by Brazilian folk tales. In his journey, he meets many fantastic characters and is supported by the image of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, who gives breath. In defending his friend Zé Cangaia the demon Asmodeus, who wanted to buy the shade, Mary challenges the devil, who, angry, robs you of childhood.
From one day to the next, Maria wakes up as an adult, and know your loved one, a young victim of a curse at night is man, but at daybreak is transformed into a bird who always followed her and protected as a child. The love of Mary have two enemies: the devil Asmodeus and Quirino mountebank, that love with her and mad with jealousy, entraps her lover.