Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

  • Illustrated By: Amanda Strong
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Portage & Main Press
  • Themes:picture book, for kids, indigenous, culture, tradition
  • Available:03/01/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:AD590L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:L

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.

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
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)
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
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
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award   | 2018  |  Short-listed
Manuela Dias Design and Illustration?Awards / Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition   | 2020  |  Short-listed