In Iran, Nassrin's father has been imprisoned for teaching banned books. While Nassrin waits for word of her father's release, her mother tells the ancient Persian tale of Mishkil Gusha, one customarily told before the Friday holy day. Through the magic of storytelling, Nassrin steps into the story, where she meets Bahad, a boy from a thousand years ago. Together they meet unusual characters, visit a world beyond the clouds, and learn the ways of the mysterious Mushkil Gisha. On her adventure, Nassrin discovers the importance of passing on good fortune to those in need.