The author, one of eleven siblings, was born in a little village on the northern coast of British Columbia. The village, called Gingolx: in his native tongue, is also known as Kncolith. Robert Stanley now resides in Terrace, British Columbia.
Like the companion book "Northwest Native Arts: Creative Colors 1" this book is designed and written as a child's coloring book, this too gives a good overview of the symbology and importance to the Pacific North West Indians of each of the animals selected to "color" in. The legend in the front of the book explains the color scheme(s) and provides an outline of each animal on the following pages for a child to color. It gives wonderful examples of the artwork for a child to learn a bit about these symbols. However; if you are looking for an in-depth analysis of the symbology of the Northwest Indian arts or a "how-to" book, this would not be a good book for you. I wish I had known this was a "coloring book" before I bought it as I would have passed it over for something more detailed!