Saturday Storytime: The Rough-Face Girl

Amy reads The Rough-Face Girl, by Rafe Martin, illustrated by Dave Shannon. This is an adaptation of an Algonquin folktale, reminiscent of Cinderella or the tale of Cupid and Psyche.

In a village by the shore of Lake Ontario lives the Invisible Being, who has promised he will marry the person who can see him. The rough-face girl lives in the same village, her face scarred from working by the fire. Her older sisters decide that they’ll seek the Invisible Being’s hand in marriage, but it’s the rough-face girl who can see his face everywhere she looks. What will happen to them when they visit the Invisible Being’s tent?

After the story, Amy demonstrates how to make a simple paper canoe with construction paper and paint / glitter pens.