OUT OF PRINT What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? Is a wonderful story by Dogrib storyteller Richard Van Camp. In this picture book, the reader gets to imagine â€œwhat is the most beautiful thing you know about horses.â€ The author tells the reader that he lives in the Canadian North and during the winter it is extremely cold, so cold that he stays indoors and lets his imagination run wild. He explains that his people, the Dogrib, on his mother's side, did not have horses. But they had special dogs. The word for horse in the Dogrib language translates as "big dog." Van Camp has an idea to ask his friends what they know about horses. Everyone has something interesting, silly, humourous, or profound to say about horses. One person says that horses have secrets; another says that horses run sideways, and another says that horses have cool hair. This story is set in a contemporary Native community, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. We learn that Van Camp is of mixed heritage. We also learn about the role of dogs and horses to Native people. The story is illustrated in vibrant colours by Plains Cree artist George Littlechild. The illustrator's ancestors have a direct connection to horses and their term for horse is also translated as "big dog." Readers are told how the book came to be and learn to use their imaginations about horses and all animals. This book contains numerous topics including Metis, family, horses, dogs, imagination, freckles, and questions and answers. The art shows stylized images of horses and dogs, and in one image, photographs of the writer's family and friends are included. The colours are bold and bright and will capture the attention of all readers. The story ends with the author posing the question, what's the most beautiful thing you know about you? This is an excellent picture book where young readers learn that horses do have secrets.