Kaya’s village is preparing for the powerful winter Spirit Dances when an injured stranger arrives. The young woman doesn’t speak, and no one can reach her but Kaya’s beloved dog, Tatlo. Who is the stranger, and why is she so silent and alone? Will she bring harm to the village–or take Tatlo away from Kaya? Kaya searches for clues about the woman– but she must look deep inside her own heart to truly understand her. When she does, Kaya not only solves the mystery but takes a brave step toward growing up.