Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor are three children of the Kadimakara People who were caught in a storm and stranded across the great lake, Balanorga. Now they are trying to find their way home and in this part of the series, they are in the Land of the Brolga People.
The three children encounter the Brolga people, and experience when both birds and people gather on a common large food supply. They watch them pair off, dancing at ceremonies and the people gathering for big sporting events. As their journey continues they discover the spectacular Rainbow Serpent, and fall into an adventure with a giant snake named Wonambi.