Three years have passed since Katri mother left to work in Germany, leaving his daughter in Finland. Katri lives with his grandparents.Finland was under Russian rule, the inhabitants of this land receive little or no news from outside the country, and no one knows whether Katri see my mother again can. Things at the farm grandmother and grandfather Katri are bad: the harvest is small, only a cow was killed by a bear, no money left. Katri finds work on a neighboring farm.For a girl of nine years, it is hard and tedious work. Based on the novel " The Shepherdess, maid and mistress " (Paimen, Piika Ja em & auml; nt & auml;) a Finnish writer Awni Nuolivaary.