The Rough face Girl

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698116269
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

The Rough face Girl

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399218590
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

The Rough Face Girl

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524740788
Release Date: 1992-04-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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?

Rough Face Girl

Author: Joanna Korba
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 9781410861634
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Children's plays

Perform this Native American Cinderella tale.

The Shark God

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590395009
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Because they freed a shark caught in a net, the fearsome Shark God rescues a brother and sister from the cruel king's imprisonment and helps them find a new, peaceful kingdom across the sea.

Sootface

Author: Daniel San Souci
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442059249
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Genre: Cinderella (Tale)

Although she is mocked and mistreated by her two older sisters, an Indian maiden wins a mighty invisible warrior for her husband with her kind and honest heart.

The World Before this One

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590379763
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Folklore

After Crow and his grandmother are cast out of the Seneca tribe because they are unable to help make war, Crow hears the voice of the Storytelling Stone and comes to realize his own power to effect change, in a novel about the first boy storyteller.

Birdwing

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0439908450
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fairy tales

Prince Ardwin, known as Birdwing, the youngest of six brothers turned into swans by their stepmother, is unable to complete the transformation back into human form, so he undertakes a journey to discover whether his feathered arm will be a curse or a blessing to him.

The Legend of the Bluebonnet

Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399548185
Release Date: 1996-04-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers, which resemble old-fashioned sunbonnets, cover the Texas hills in the springtime every year. These lovely wild flowers, known by the name of bluebonnet, are the state flower of Texas. This favorite legend based on Comanche Indian lore, tells the story of how the bluebonnet came to be. Tomie dePaola's powerful retelling and his magnificent full-color paintings perfectly capture the Comanche People, the Texas hills, and the spirit of She-Who-Is-Alone, a little girl who made a sacrifice to save her tribe.

Endless Path

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943331
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Religion

***WINNER, 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award – Best Storytelling Collection The jataka tales—stories of the Buddha’s past lives (in both human and animal form)—were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali Canon. From this wealth of folklore, award-winning author and storyteller Rafe Martin has chosen ten tales that illustrate the ideals of the Buddhist paramitas, or “perfections” of character: giving, morality, forbearance, vitality, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate skillful means, resolve, strength, and knowledge. Artist and designer Richard Wehrman helps bring the spirit of these stories alive with rich illustrations that open each chapter. Endless Path presents these ancient stories, usually reduced to children’s tales in the West, for adults, reconnecting modern seekers with the more imaginative roots of Buddhism. The jatakas help readers see their own lives, their failures and renewed efforts, in the same light as the challenges the Buddha faced—not as obstacles but as opportunities for developing character and self-understanding. Endless Path demonstrates the relevance of these tales to Buddhist lay practitioners today, as well as to those more broadly interested in Buddhist teaching and the ancient art of storytelling. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters

Author: John Steptoe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688040451
Release Date: 1987-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, badtempered, and spoiled. When the king decided to take a wife and invited "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land" to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn't agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors.

Adelita

Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524737238
Release Date: 2002-09-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Hace mucho tiempo—a long time ago—there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kindhearted young woman, her jealous stepmother, two hateful stepsisters, and a young man in search of a wife. The young man, Javier, falls madly in love with beautiful Adelita, but she disappears from his fiesta at midnight, leaving him with only one clue to her hidden identity: a beautiful rebozo—shawl. With the rebozo in place of a glass slipper, this favorite fairy tale takes a delightful twist. Tomie dePaola's exquisite paintings, filled with the folk art of Mexico, make this a Cinderella story like no other. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Princess Furball

Author: Charlotte Huck
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688131074
Release Date: 1994-03-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Once upon a time a cruel King decided to betroth his motherless daughter to an Ogre in exchange for fifty wagons filled with silver. When the Princess learns what her father has done, she is horrified. But she is as clever as she is beautiful. Quickly, the Princess devises a plan to escape and, relying on her own spunk and good sense, ultimately marries the man she chooses for herself.

Melissa Parkington s Beautiful Beautiful Hair

Author: Pat Brisson
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 159078409X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Known for her lovely hair, Melissa wants to be seen as beautiful for something other than her appearance.

The Irish Cinderlad

Author: Shirley Climo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780064435772
Release Date: 2000-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A hero's feats? Ever since he was a baby, Becan's only worry has been his big feet--until his widowed father remarries. His new stepmothr and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields. So Becan runs away. With the help of his only friend, a magical bull, he defeats a giant, slays a dragon, and rescues a princess. But before she can thank him, Becan disappears, leaving behind him one of his enormous boots. The princess scours the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot. Will Becan's feet give him away? And what will his fate be if they do? Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that is an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella story. Just like his female counterpart, Becan has a mean stepmother and stepsisters. Unlike Cinderella, Becan has large feet and a magical bull for a fairy godmother. He defeats a sword-swinging giant, slays a fire-breathing dragon, and rescues a princess. But before the princess can thank him, he runs off, leaving her with only an enormous boot to aid her in the search for her rescuer. And, as in all Cinderella stories, true love prevails. Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that is an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella story. Just like his female counterpart, Becan has a mean stepmother and stepsisters. Unlike Cinderella, Becan has large feet and a magical bull for a fairy godmother. He defeats a sword-swinging giant, slays a fire-breathing dragon, and rescues a princess. But before the princess can thank him, he runs off, leaving her with only an enormous boot to aid her in the search for her rescuer. And, as in all Cinderella stories, true love prevails.