Not every orphan would like to live at St. Morwald Children's Home, but Earwig enjoys it very much. She gets whatever she wants, whenever she wants it - and has ever since she was placed on the orphanage's doorstep as a baby. But all that changes the day Bella Yaga and Mandrake come to St. Morwald to adopt Earwig. They take Earwig to a mysterious house full of mysterious rooms, potions, and spell books. Most children would flee such a house in fear ... but not Earwig. With a lot of cleverness and the help of a talking cat, she decides to show the witch who's boss.