When Shoestring joins the troupe of Marvels, he leaves his life of crime behind. He has an invisible tightripe and an act to die for. But trouble is brewing - the magical gloves that caused so much turmoil for KidGlovz are back. With the gloves he can have anything he wants. But Shoestring will need help from his talented band of friends - and Metropolis, the forturne-telling macaw - if he wants to keep his life.