Agnès is a runaway who dreams of her father’s return from across the sea. After a chance encounter with an aged inventor and artist, she learns of his dream to build a flying machine.
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Within the Manor of Le Cloux, where the Birdman lives, she discovers incredible books and drawings, as well as the frame of a flying machine hanging up in his workshop.
With the help of Melzi, the Birdman’s apprentice, Agnès learns to read his books and finds a way to finish the flying machine. It will be a testament to his genius and bring glory to all France.