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The Rough-Face Girl

The Rough-Face Girl

by Rafe Martin Illustrated by David Shannon

This moving adaptation of the classic children's story Cinderella tells how a disfigured Algonquin girl wins the heart of a mysterious being who lives by the lake near her village.

The powerful Invisible Being is looking for a wife, and all the girls in the village vie for his affections. But only the girl who proves she can see him will be his bride. The two beautiful but spoiled daughters of a poor village man try their best to be chosen, but it is their Rough-Face-Girl sister, scarred on her face and arms from tending fires, who sees the Invisible Being in the wonder of the natural world.

The dramatic illustrations reflect the vibrant earth colors of the native landscape and the wisdom and sensitivity of the protagonist.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
AD540L
Guided Reading
S
Genre
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Rafe Martin Children's author and storyteller Rafe Martin's works include Will's Mammoth and The Boy Who Loved Mammoths. He was inspired by the stories his parents and grandparents told him when he was a child.
Contributor Image Alt Tag David Shannon Award-winning artist and bestselling author David Shannon has long been a favorite among teachers and librarians with such titles as How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball, The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza, and A Bad Case of Stripes. His popularity skyrocketed in 1998 with the publication of his picture book No, David!

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