Awâsis and the World-famous Bannock

Awâsis and the World-famous Bannock

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As young Awâsis searches for the ingredients to make Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe, they run into a variety of other-than-human relatives that help them along in their journey. Includes a pronunciation guide and Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe at the back of the book.
Publisher: Winnipeg :, HighWater Press,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781553797791
Characteristics: 24 unnumbered pages :,coloured illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Strong, Amanda 1984-- Illustrator


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Apr 24, 2019

Highly recommended! This #OwnVoices picture book, written in Cree and English, is outstanding. When Awâsis is sent to deliver her grandmother's delicious bannock to a relative's home, she accidentally drops the prized food as she skips across a bridge. Awâsis turns to animals in the forest for help: do they know where she can find some bannock? None of the creatures know, but each offers a bannock ingredient to help Awâsis along her way. Author Dallas Hunt's (Swan River First Nation) creative storytelling keeps the protagonist's interactions fresh. Notably, Hunt uses the singular "they" pronoun for Ôhô (the sleepy owl) and demonstrates equitable, intentional relationships between people and non-human beings. Contains a recipe for bannock, as well as a pronunciation guide for the Cree words that are seamlessly untranslated and un-italicized in the text.

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Feb 14, 2020

AMBarnard thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


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