University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Rafe Martin

Rafe Martin, author and storyteller, has been writing and telling stories full-time since 1983. The author of more than 20 books and CDs, his work has received multiple Parent’s Choice Gold Awards, ALA Notable Book Awards, Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Awards, Storytelling World Awards, as well as the prestigious Empire State Award and other awards of distinction. He has been featured at The National Storytelling Festival, International Storytelling Center, Joseph Campbell Festival of Myth and Story, International Reading Association, Museum of Natural History as well as at many other noted story festivals and literary events. He’s spoken to NASA and has told tales at schools and libraries in almost every state, including Hawaii and Alaska, and as far away as Japan.

His beloved picture book, "The Rough-Face Girl" is used from kindergarten to college around the world. His novel, "Birdwing," was a BookSense Pick and a Tribune Media and Washington Post pick as a Best Book for Young Adults. Rafe tells mythic as well as original tales combining realms and joining his knowledge of oral and written wisdom story traditions. His books and performances have been cited in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, and U.S. News and World Report.

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The Rough-Face Girl
Children / Teens
April 1998
ISBN 9780698116269
32 pages
$7.99, INSTOCK
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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.

Children / Teens
February 2007
ISBN 9780439908450
359 pages

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.

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