In Gideon’s Dream, Gideon and his brother, Peter, are out exploring the forest. On that day, they come upon a monkey who is severely injured. He has fallen from a tall tree. They stop what they are doing and carry him to the medicine man. He gives them potions and advice on how to help the monkey. At the same time, one of their father’s goats becomes ill, and the medicine man helps to heal him. The medicine man checks all their father’s other goats for illness. As Gideon watches the medicine man heal the animals and people, he wants to learn his secrets so that one day when he grows up, he too can help his tribe.