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Van Camp has always been curious about horses. So he sets off on a playful search for "the most beautiful thing about horses," talking to family, friends, and even artist George Littlechild, who is a Plains Cree and knows something about horses. The answers Van Camp gets range from zany to profound: Horses can run sideways. Horses have secrets. Horses can always find their way home. Littlechild's bold and fanciful paintings perfectly capture Van Camp's playful vision of the world.
Whistle is part of Pearson Canada's Well Aware series, a series of literature and non-fiction titles addressing issues of mental health for students in Grades 4-12. Written by Richard Van Camp, a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Canada's Northwest Territories, Whistle tells the story of Darcy, a young man who writes letters from a group home to the victim of his buylling. Through his writing, he comes to understand how he can break his cycle of destructive behaviour and bullying.