Brown Quarterly - Vol. 1, No. 2 (Winter 1996)


The Rough-Face Girl
By Rafe Martin
Illustrated by David Shannon

In a village by the shores of Lake Ontario lived a rich, powerful, invisible being whom all of the young women wanted to marry. But they had to prove to his sister that they had seen him, and none could get past her all-knowing gaze. Then came the Rough-Face girl, scarred by fire. Could she succeed where her beautiful, cruel sisters had failed?

From Alzonquin Indian folklore comes one of the most haunting, powerful versions of the Cinderella tale ever told.

This book is guaranteed to hold children spellbound. The vocabulary and illustrations make this story come to life as the plot unfolds. This book is Native American lore at its best!