Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock
When Awâsis goes into the woods, she loses her grandmother's special bannock, but finds friendship.
Picture Book Retellings, Adaptations of Fairy Tales, Indigenous Stories, Diverse Characters, Stories About Friendship and Problem Solving
Topics and Themes:
Family, Culture and Diversity, Bannock, Animals, Friendship
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 Author/Illustrator
Dallas Hunt 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. 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, Canada. 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.