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Bear for Breakfast / Makwa kidji kijebà wìsiniyàn

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Jay Odjick

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humorous stories, multigenerational, native canadian
list price: $7.99
edition:Paperback
published: 2019
ISBN:9781443175111
Awards
  • Long-listed, FIrst Nation Communities READ Award
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
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Description

 

Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast . . . Makwa!

It's breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast!

So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog — but they are not bears, so he shoos them away!

When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes breakfast tastes best when it doesn't have any teeth!

This dual language edition includes both the original English text and an Algonquin translation.

This story was inspired by Donovan, a first-grader in in La Loche, a community in northern Saskatchewan that Robert Munsch visited in January, 1990. When Robert asked what the kids liked to eat, Donovan said that he liked to eat BEAR! Illustrator Jay Odjick is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and the creator of the Algonquin Word of the Day series.

 

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Jay Odjick

JAY ODJICK is an artist and writer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin community, just outside of Maniwaki, Quebec. He has created comic books and produced the animated TV seriesKagagi: The Raven, which airs in Canada, the US and Australia. He previously illustrated Robert Munsch's picture books Blackflies, Bear for Breakfast / Makwa kidji kijebià wìsinyàn as well asThe Ocean Goes on Forever, which appears in the anthologyMunsch Mania. He is thrilled to be able to join forces with Robert Munsch to bring stories about today's Indigenous kids to a broad audience. Visit him online at www.kagagi.squarespace.com.
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