|Marcos is a poor boy living in the mountains of Mexico. The family is struggling for basic needs and Marcos sets out for the city of Oaxaca to find work.|
|Along the way he trades small chores for food and a place to sleep.|
|His goal is to raise enough money to buy oxen and a plow for his family.|
Marcos has many adventures on his way to the big city and when he enters Oaxaca.