Looking at Totem Poles by Hilary Stewart

“Looking at Totem Poles by Hilary Stewart

Having grown up on the West Coast of Canada, Haida art holds a special place in my heart. I grew up marveling at the simple, bold Haida designs, and am especially fond of totem poles.

This book is a guide to 110 poles on the West Coast of North America from Alaska down to Washington State. Each pole has a scaled illustration, information on the carvers, and a narrative about the history of the pole, its carving process, or other interesting tidbits about the pole. I learned so much about the stories, and animals depicted on the totem poles, and also how much I miss Canada.

I’ll hold on tightly to this book and bring it out again when I have the chance to view these marvelous totem poles in person again.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book 105 in my 2021 Reading Challenge

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