One of the earliest titles to use First Nations materials pertaining to the Pacific Northwest as entertainment for young readers was Mayol's The Talking Totem Pole: The Tales It Told to the Indian Children of the Northwest (Akron, Ohio: Saalfield, 1930), an oversized children's book, illustrated by Edward Morgan, that was reprinted by Binfords & Mort (Portland, Oregon) in 1943. Mayol also co-wrote a similar fiction experiment about life among the Haida called The Big Canoe (New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1933), with W. Langdon Kihn.

[BCBW 2004] "1900-1950" "Kidlit" "QCI"