UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. Loon Lake is a delightful picture book that gently teaches children about patience and respect for the environment. The story is told in the first person by a young Native girl and her father as they spend quality time canoeing on a northern lake. During the canoe trip they encounter several water animals and finally they notice the reclusive loon. The girl's father explains the habits of the loon and retells a Tsimshian story about how the loon received its white necklace. The father and daughter cautiously paddle their canoe toward the loon's hiding place and are rewarded for their patience and respect. As they quietly watch they notice that there is a family of loons present. The rich colourful illustrations capture the peace and quiet of the lake in the evening as the pair paddle about. The artist has paid attention to detail in her rendering of the loon family. The afterword provides additional factual details about loon habitat and life cycle. This is an excellent story for teaching about the environment as well as a good read aloud.