In this recreation of medieval times, twelve-year-old Salz suffers from bouts of coughs. To survive, Salz must stand on his hands and join a coven. On top of this, his town of Hameln is plagued by rats, and almost everyone in his family is afflicted by fits. Salz remembers a piper that can possibly send away the rats. Will Salz and his family find a solution to his health and the town's mishaps?