Hallie the harvester ant is the daughter of the queen. She holds a very important position as lead scout who provides food for the entire colony. While out on a scout the ants find themselves in a field being plowed over by tractors that has nearly destroyed their harvesting grounds. While trying to escape, Hallie falls into an old ant den deep underneath the ground where she is now lost and alone in a maze of dark, unfamiliar tunnels. Hallie's desperate attempts to find an escape lead only to dead-end tunnels. Hallie lies down to cry, giving up hope of ever finding her way out. Does Hallie quit when all seems hopeless or does she gather her courage to conquer the unknown? This is a story of being brave and never, ever giving up.