Book cover of Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock



Publisher & Publication Year

Portage & Main Press, 2018

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Dallas Hunt (Swan River First Nation)

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Amanda Strong (Michif/Métis)



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 her? This book highlights the importance of working together and learning from the community.

Notable Achievements

Nominee, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, 2018; Nominee, Manuela Dias Design and Illustration Awards, 2020


Kirkus Reviews: “A delightful story with appealing illustrations that centers on Native American culture.”

School Library Journal: “Easily accessible to those new to Cree, this is a joyful tribute to the language and an engaging read-aloud about community and cooperation that will resonate with a wide range of preschool audiences.”

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