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Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

by Dallas Hunt, illustrated by Amanda Strong

tagged: native canadian, friendship, girls & women, cooking & food
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list price: $16.00
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published: Mar 2019
ISBN:9781553797814
publisher: Portage & Main Press
imprint: HighWater Press
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?

About the Authors

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, his debut book for children, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, includes words in Cree. Dallas teaches at the University of British Columbia and writes poetry. His debut collection, CREELAND, is available March 2021. @Dallas_Hunt

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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.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
k to 3
Editorial Reviews

Selected for AICL's Best Books of 2018

— 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

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

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

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)

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