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What's the most beautiful thing you know about horses? / story by Richard Van Camp ; pictures by George Littlechild.

Van Camp, Richard. (Author). Littlechild, George, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E V (Text) 33500012761664 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0892391545
  • ISBN: 9780892391547
  • ISBN: 0892391855
  • ISBN: 9780892391851
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Children's Book Press, ©1998.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.:
On January's coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question. 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.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 57775.
Subject: Van Camp, Richard > Juvenile fiction.
Horses > Juvenile fiction.
Northwest Territories > Juvenile fiction.
Métis > Juvenile fiction.
Dogrib Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Questions and answers > Juvenile fiction.
Horses > Fiction.
Northwest Territories > Fiction.
Métis > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Canada > Fiction.
Questions and answers. > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Dogrib Indians.
Indians of North America.
Questions and answers.
Northwest Territories.
Chevaux > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Dogrib (Indiens) > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Livres d'images pour enfants.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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