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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

by (author) Dallas Hunt

illustrated by Amanda Strong

Publisher
Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Native Canadian, Friendship, Cooking & Food, General, Girls & Women
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553797791
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781553797814
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $16.00

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: k to 2

Description

During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis?

Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock highlights the importance of collaboration and seeking guidance from one's community, while introducing the Cree words for different animals and baking ingredients. Find a pronunciation guide and the recipe for Kôhkum’s world-famous bannock in the back of the book.

About the authors

Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. He has had creative and critical work published in the Malahat Review, Arc Poetry, Canadian Literature, Settler Colonial Studies, and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. His first children's book, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018, and was nominated for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literature at the University of British Columbia.

Dallas Hunt's profile page

Amanda Strong is a Michif, Indigenous filmmaker, media artist, and stop motion director currently based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. She has exhibited work and screened films worldwide, including at the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
www.spottedfawnproductions.com

Amanda Strong's profile page

Editorial Reviews

I'm going to shout about this book to friends and colleagues in children's literature. Published in 2018 by Highwater Press, Awâsis and the World Famous Bannock by Dallas Hunt and Amanda Strong is highly recommended!

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

In his debut book, Hunt tells a story that already feels like a childhood classic. Young children will enjoy the tale’s effective repetition of incident and language..., its cooperative animals, and the happy ending. Strong’s charmingly faux naif illustrations, dominated by soft colors of blue, purple, brown, and green, are lovely and expressive

Kirkus Reviews

The writing and illustrations work very well together, making the book both enchanting and educational. Reading and learning from this book is one step that anyone…can make to support this work so that Indigenous languages and concepts will continue to be a vital part of the intellectual life in Canada.

Quill & Quire

Selected for AICL's Best Books of 2018

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Catchy and delightful, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock has a strong plot that propels readers along at a brisk and exciting pace...Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock is a must-have for all Canadian children’s collections.

Highly Recommended.

CM Association

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