What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses?
By Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by George Littlechild
Author Richard Van Camp has always been curious about horses. He is a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation, a Native North American tribe that uses dogs instead of horses, because it's too cold for them up in Canada! One wintry day, he decides to do some investigating. Our friendly guide invites us to accompany him on his playful search for the most beautiful thing about horses. He asks his family, his friends, and even the artist, George Littlechild, what is the most beautiful thing they know about horses. The answers he gets range from zany to profound, and show him that even seemingly ordinary things can be seen in entirely new ways.
Check out this lesson plan designed for grade 2 featuring WHAT'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU KNOW ABOUT HORSES, a part of Books to Build On: Indigenous Literatures for Learning from the Werklund School of Education’s Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary in Canada.
About the Creators
RICHARD VAN CAMP is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the author of 25 books, and his novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a feature film with First Generation Films. You can visit Richard online at richardvancamp.com.
is an internationally renowned artist from the Plains Cree Nation. His first book for Children's Book Press, This Land Is My Land (1993), was the winner of both the prestigious Jane Addams Picture Book Award, and the National Parenting Publications Gold Medal. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.