The Rough-faced Girl

The Rough-faced Girl

Book - 1992
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Penguin Putnam
From Algonquin Indian folklore comes one of the most haunting, powerful versions of the Cinderella tale ever told.

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?

Baker & Taylor
Every woman in the tribe wishes to marry the being who lives by the lake, but it is only the Rough-Face Girl--her face scarred from tending fires--who has the knowledge to win him

Baker
& Taylor

Every woman in the tribe wishes to marry the being who lives by the lake, but it is only the Rough-Face Girl--her face scarred from tending fires--who has the knowledge to win him.
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.

Publisher: New York : Putman, c1992
ISBN: 9780399218590
0399218599
Characteristics: 32 p. : ill. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Shannon, David illus

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AnnabelleLee27 Mar 21, 2018

A haunting and lovely Native American folktale told as a variation on the Cinderella story. The artwork is stunning and the tale's message is lovely and satisfyingly complex.

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coldcake18561
Nov 28, 2013

I know this one it is Cinderella duh!

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ally02
Mar 10, 2013

hint: she lives on lake ontario and has two mean sisters, kinda like cinderella:)

annekgreen1 Aug 16, 2011

week 4

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violet_butterfly_1449 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 8

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