Carla and her family live in the countryside, where she can pursue a singular passion: raising chickens, has twenty-four died in a house, who often asks for advice to the neighbor, the farmer Isidoro.
Part II, or Second semester
They spent the Christmas holidays. Carla continues to build flying machines and dreams to make a hen flying in a competition. Tanni will not return to school immediately, but the letters he writes makes you leaving the roost. building a chicken coop
Carla and Tanni make a train trip together to go and take a chicken cha Carla had written to the "Competition Chicken Champion." Carla would like to give to Tanni a book for the summer, and think of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister, a text that is very affectionate, but at the last he decides to give her the hen. Tanni keeps a short time, then returns claiming that she has that gift too. But then he tells the truth because they can not keep the hen leaves the school to move in with Alex, a friend of his father divorced and with children, in Cesena, where he became a team of local women's soccer player. The news saddened Carla leaves and between her and Tanni's hardly an argument, but before leaving Tanni gives her a book, it is the Wilhelm Meister; Carla is very impressed.