The Canoe He Called Loo Taas by Amanda Reid-Stevens, illustrated by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

The Canoe He Called Loo Taas

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Recent praise for The Canoe He Called Loo Taas:

“[T]his book has a broad range of potential readers. Younger readers will certainly love the first part of the work, while older students could use the [A]fterword as a research tool for information on Haida Gwaii….”   George Sheppard, Canadian Teacher Magazine

“This book is an amazing tribute to a great artist….”  Leona Prince, Fireweed Canada

“…a must-have for all ages…”  The Lattimer Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canoe He Called Loo Taas has been touted as “A Recent Canadian Children’s Book of Note” by The Vancouver Sun. 

Congratulations, Amanda Reid-Stevens and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas!


Loo Taas is the amazing 50-foot canoe designed by legendary artist Bill Reid, and carved by members of the Haida Community.

Her name means “Wave Eater” in the Haida language.

This is the story of how she came to be through the eyes of the artist / designer’s daughter.

This is the story of Loo Taas…

In 2009, Loo Taas was the alternate mode of transportation for the Olympic Torch while touring Haida Gwaii. Elder Percy Williams was the torchbearer.

ISBN: 978-0-9916782-0-4

Price: $12.99

Format: 32-page picture book (full-colour, unjacketed hardcover)

Age level: All ages

Genre: Non-fiction

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