Rough-Face Girl

by Rafe Martin, David Shannon | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0399218599 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingk00kaburrawing of San Jose, California USA on 4/30/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingk00kaburrawing from San Jose, California USA on Saturday, April 30, 2005
This is Cinderella as told by the Native Americans. The book was given to me when I was in third grade by a dear church friend who knew I would enjoy the beautiful artwork.


Amazon Review: In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, two domineering sisters set out to marry the "rich, powerful, and supposedly handsome" Invisible Being, first having to prove that they can see him. They cannot, but their mistreated younger sister the Rough-Face Girl--so called because the sparks from the fire have scarred her skin--can, for she sees his "sweet yet awesome face" all around her. He then appears to her, reveals her true hidden beauty and marries her. Shannon ( How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? ) paints powerful, stylized figures and stirring landscapes, heightening their impact with varied use of mist, shadows and darkness. His meticulous research is evident in intricate details of native dress and lodging. In places, though, he struggles with the paradox of illustrating the invisible--an eagle, tree, cloud and rainbow form the face of the Invisible Being in one disappointingly banal image. For the most part, however, the drama of these haunting illustrations--and of Martin's ( Foolish Rabbit's Big Mistake ) respectful retelling--produce an affecting work

Journal Entry 2 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Last November, David Shannon came to Hicklebee's for an author signing. I figured, I've held on to this book for nearly 25 years - why not get it signed by the author? So I did.

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