The Rough-Face Girl: From Algonquin Indian folklore comes a powerful, haunting rendition of Cinderella.
The Rough-Face Girl
From Algonquin Indian folklore comes a powerful, haunting rendition of Cinderella.
In a village by the shores of Lake Ontario lived an invisible being. All the young women wanted to marry him because he was rich, powerful, and supposedly very handsome. But to marry the invisible being the women had to prove to his sister that they had seen him. And none had been able to get past the sister’s stern, all-knowing gaze.
Then came the Rough-Face girl, scarred from working by the fire. Could she succeed where her beautiful, cruel sisters had failed?
About the Author:
Rafe Martin is an internationally known, award-winning author and storyteller. His books and tapes have received national and regional acclaim, including: ALA Notable Children’s Book distinction, Parent’s Choice Gold Awards, the Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award, and Honor Book for the 1994 Texas Bluebonnet Award. His work as a storyteller has been cited by the Women’s National Book Association, which presented him with the Lucille Micheals Pannell Award for his “unique creativity and effectiveness in bringing children and books together.”
A Few Reviews:
“A strong, distinctive tale with art to match.” –Kirkus Reviews
“A powerful retelling. . . . The text contains the cadences and rhythms of oral language, and the illustrations, dark and vivid, use earth tones and shadows to convey the drama of the text.” –Horn Book
“A splendid read-aloud.” –School Library Journal
“The drama of the haunting illustrations–and of Martin’s respectful retelling–produce and affecting work.” –-Publishers Weekly
“Striking . . . This will make an impact on youngsters in folklore units, Native American studies, and story hour sessions.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books