The Pathway Star leads three abandoned bear cubs, Lusa, Toklo and Kallik, to Great Bear Lake.
There each cub faces a difficult challenge. Toklo must journey to Pawprint Island, learning to trust his instincts as a male grizzly bear. Kallik has to find her lost brother, who is stealing food to survive. But it is Lisa, the black bear with the big heart, who faces the greatest task. When a young cub is taken by polar bears, Lusa must find a way to save him with the help of all bears. And still the Pathway Star calls them onwards, to the place where bear spirits dance above endless ice..