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The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin

The Rough-Face Girl (original 1992; edition 1998)

by Rafe Martin

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Title:The Rough-Face Girl
Authors:Rafe Martin
Info:Puffin (1998), Paperback, 32 pages
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Tags:native american, fiction, cinderella story

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The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin (1992)


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A beautiful story about a native american girl who has been shunned from her village because of her looks. Teaches about native american culture plue, has beautiful illustrations. ( )
  hannahmariebell | Apr 11, 2017 |
I would use this book to teach students about inner beauty and being a good person, even though the rough skin girl was treated poorly by her sisters and was not beautiful on the outside, she overcame what others thought of her and she believed in her self and ended up with the man in the teepee no other girl could be with because they had not seen him. I would have them write about a time someone treated them wrong and how they overcame that and how it made them a better person for today. I'd use this with fifth graders.
  kroby01 | Apr 4, 2017 |
This a another cool twist on the classic Cinderella story. This story is told through the eyes of a Native American girl on the shores of Lake Ontario. Her step sisters were cruel and mean to her and made her do all the work just like the typical Cinderella story. All the women in the village wanted to marry the most handsome hunter in the village. The hunter made himself invisible and only the woman who can truly "see" him will be his wife. No one in the village can see him. The Rough Face girl is the only one who can see that his bow is made of a rainbows curve and his sled is made from the milky way and they are soon married. This book tells a classic story in a unique way that emphasizes Native American culture and how it intertwines with nature. The illustrations and vivid vocabulary make this a great read as and adult reading children literature. This could easily be used to talk about social studies and culture.
  siobhan.mcsweeney | Apr 3, 2017 |
This is the Indian version of the cinderella story ( )
  gg570 | Apr 3, 2017 |
This book would be great to utilize in any level of an elementary school classroom. One could even use this book in a middle school setting when students are learning about folktales in an english class, or when in social studies learning about Native Americans. One could utilize this book in a classroom to compare this folk tale to the typical Cinderella stories. The characters are flat, but students are still able to easily connect to them because they go along with the fairy tale theme, which most students enjoy. The images throughout the story can be used as an example for how Native Americans lived and what their environments looked like. Students can study the tee-pees and the images sketched onto them, the clothing, and much more.
  jthodesen01 | Mar 31, 2017 |
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Based on an Algonquian legend, this Cinderella story is, "in its original form, actually part of a longer and more complex traditional story." Three sisters compete for the love of the Invisible Hunter, who rejects the two beautiful but cruel and hard-hearted sisters for the scarred sister who is beautiful inside. Illustrated with striking full-page, full-color paintings.

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To the enduring vision of the earth's traditional peoples - RM
To Heidi, Bonne Bonne, and Donny - DS
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Once, long ago. there was a a village by the shores of Lake Ontario.
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Traditional/folk and fairy tales. Primary-intermediate. An Algonquin Cinderella story incorporating Shannon’s realistic paintings. The Invisible Being is the coveted husband, and the materialistic sisters cannot see what the Rough-Face Girl sees: the beauty and power in nature. Good for comparative literature, Native American literature/studies. Too wordy for preschool.
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In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being.

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