Life is bobbing along pretty nicely for duck brothers Huey, Dewey and Louie. They live with their Uncle Donald Duck in Duckburg (a nice little town). They enjoy their days at Hillside School (a nice little school). And they tend to keep their bills out of trouble most of the time, which their Uncle Donald thinks is very nice.
And there’s something really exciting in the midst of all this niceness: Because of the boys’ grades, attitude and kindness to others, they’ve been chosen to be International Student Ambassadors. Yep, the National Association of Studious and Talented Youth—which has the unfortunate acronym of NASTY—came to their school and chose them for a trip to Berlin. Woohoo!
Hey, just getting on a great big plane and flying out of Duckburg is exciting enough. But then to land in another country filled with incredible sights; to meet brand new friends (including a host family’s daughter, named Sophie, who Huey might just have a crush on); and to learn things in a German school, well, that’s way beyond exciting.
Then one day, though, something unexpected happens. One of the brothers’ new friends starts acting really strange in the middle of soccer practice. He seems scared and out of it. And soon others on the team start having the same kind of nightmare-in-the-daytime sort of attack.
When Huey, Dewey and Louie get together with Sophie to talk about it, they all agreed that it seemed like the boys were trapped in something like a daydream, and they were trapped with the things they feared the most. And it all seemed to be linked to the ball they got from a local toy shop and its very mysterious owner, Dr. Z.
But is all that just crazy talk? How could a soccer ball do anything? And why would it? It looks like a certain three duck brothers have more to do than just being good student ambassadors. They might just have a very creepy mystery to solve, too.