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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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At first sight this book is not very appealing, you have to read it to understand why illustrations are the way they are. That was exactly how I went through it with my daughter and she ended up enjoying it and going through the illustrations herself. I like books which help moms teach lessons! ;) Thank you goodreads!! ( )
  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
Native American version of Cinderella in which the Rough-Face Girl is able to marry the Invisible Being because of her ability to see the beauty in the world around her.
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
Indian culture described through a Cinderella-type story. Would be very interesting for kids yet very informative about the culture that the characters live in.
  christiannawalter | Dec 16, 2013 |
Students can see the braveness of this girl and her ability to be strong even though she has a low self esteem.
  jourdan922 | Dec 11, 2013 |
The Rough-Face Girl tells a Native American version of Cinderella set in a village where many beautiful women try to marry a handsome Invisible Being by answering questions that the Invisible Being's sister asks them. After The Rough-Face Girl's mean sisters go and fail, The Rough-Face Girl dresses as well as she can and answers the questions truthfully, which is enough to impress The Invisible Being's sister and win the Invisible Being's love. This is my favorite version of Cinderella because of the unique main characters portrayed, "The Rough-Face Girl" and "The Invisible Being". I would want to use this book in my teaching to expose my students to a lesser known version of a popular fairy tale. I think this book would be suitable for Grades 1-4 with themes about true beauty (vs. lying) and while teaching fairy tales.
  MadeleinePemberton | Dec 9, 2013 |
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Rafe Martinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shannon, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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