Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock
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.
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About the Author
Dallas Hunt (he/him/his) is a teacher, writer, and member of Wapisewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a proponent of language revitalization, Dallas often incorporates Cree words in his writing, such as in his debut book for children, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock and his first book of poetry, CREELAND. Dallas teaches at the University of British Columbia and enjoys reading great books to his nieces and nephews. @Dallas_Hunt
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.
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!--Debbie Reese "American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)"
Selected for AICL's Best Books of 2018--Debbie Reese "American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)"
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.--Mary Jane Logan McCallum "Quill & Quire"
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.--Roxy Garstad "CM Association"