The Rough Faced Girl

USD $8.99

From Algonquin Indian folklore comes a powerful, haunting rendition of Cinderella. 

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?

Author: Rafe Martin

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This book is suitable for ages 7 and up. 

In Waldorf education the 7-year-old child explores fairytales and folklore. The story of Cinderella is one that is told in hundreds of ways across many different cultures. I grew up knowing Cinderella as a blond European princess. But when I studied linguistics and folklore in college I learned that not everyone grew up with the same Cinderella.

Expand your child’s horizons by reading them versions of Cinderella that they may not be as familiar with. It was truly a treat for me to enjoy all the different versions that we read when my children were younger. 

Additional information

Weight 1.03 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 0.5 in