Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock


by Dallas Hunt | illustrated by Amanda Strong

Grade: for grades K–3
SKU: 978-1-55379-779-1 Categories: ,

$16.00$19.95

This whimsical story celebrates the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling.

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?

The book includes a pronunciation guide and the recipe for Kôhkum’s world-famous bannock.

I’m going to shout about this book to friends and colleagues…. Highly recommended!
—Debbie Reese, AICL

…a beautifully illustrated adventure story. It is an excellent read aloud for grades K-3, as well as a mentor text for children of any grade who are writing adventure stories. 
—Lisa Corbett for ETFO Voice

Catchy and delightful, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock has a strong plot that propels readers along at a brisk and exciting pace. 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.
Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Quill & Quire

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

Shortlisted for the Manuela Dias Design and Illustration Awards, Children’s Illustrated Category

Finalist for the Shining Willow award

Shortlisted for SOLS First Nation Communities READ, Children’s Category

Finalist for the High Plains Book Award, Indigenous Writer

Finalist for the 2018 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award

Listed on AICL’s Best Books of 2018

Selected for CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens list

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