What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses?

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Children's Book Press, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
It's forty below in the little town of Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories of Canada -- so cold that the ravens refuse to fly and author Richard Van Camp can't go outside. He belongs to the Dogrib tribe, whose people traditionally haven't used horses. To help pass the time, he decides to pose the question, "What's the most beautiful thing you know about horses?" to family members, friends, and artist George Littlechild, who is Plains Cree and knows a lot about horses. The answers range from zany to profound: Horses can run sideways; they have secrets; they can always find their way home.

In this delightful new book, Littlechild's fanciful paintings perfectly capture Van Camp's gentle world-view. Together, they inspire readers to see the world in entirely new ways.

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Van Camp (A Man Called Raven, 1997, etc.) explains to readers how, on the day it was "so cold the snow is holding its breath," he impishly posed a single question to friends and family: "What's the ... Read full review

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This book just begs to be followed up by pencils and paint. How many beautiful things are there to draw and paint? Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. His novel "The Lesser Blessed" is now a movie with First Generation Films. For more information, visit www.richardvancamp.com. Follow him on Twitter @Richardvancamp.

George Littlechild was born in Alberta, the son of a Plains Cree mother and a Celtic father, and was raised by foster parents in Edmonton. George has exhibited in galleries around the world, and his art is in several important collections. Many of his paintings are inspired by the Cree concept of "Wahkomkanak", which means "our ancestors." He has also written and illustrated several children's books, including "This Land is My Land", which won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. He lives in Courtenay, BC.

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