From the day of his birth it is very clear that Little Bear will never be a great warrior. His not being able to breathe properly will always stand in the way. Will he, at the age of twelve, be able to go on the dangerous, lonesome journey that will make him a warrior? Tanawa-ke, the village's medicine man, seems to be the only one who believes he can.
This very special story about the Native Americans of the great plains was nominated for the Flemish award for children's books. It shows great respect for their way of living, their closeness to nature and their ability to understand visions.