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.
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….
Among MOTHERS 50+ Children’s Books by Indigenous and Native Authors & Illustrators list
Among White Plains Library’s Recommended Reading for Native American Heritage Month
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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