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I Can’t Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam

A young Alaskan boy asks his mom if he can have some bannock, a fried bread popular in Northern regions. At home with his mother, she explains that the oven won't get hot, so she cannot make bannock. He asks why the oven won't get hot, and she relays the sequence of events for not making bannock-all leading to a beaver making a dam. Eventually his dad moves the big tall tree, chewed by the beaver, from the power-lines, to fix the electricity, so the oven will work, and they can make bannock! A bannock recipe is included at the end of the book.

The featured illustrations are monochromatic drawings, sketched using bold lines and hatch marks. Told in a dramatic/objective third-person dialogue viewpoint, this story takes place in mid to late 20th century.

Author: 
Wheeler, Bernelda
Illustrator: 
Herman Bekkering
Publisher: 
HighWater Press
ISBN: 
978-1-55379-663-3
Recommendation: 
Recommended for primary readers
Copyright Date: 
1984
Cover Picture: 
Genre: 
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Themes: 
Bannock

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