WorldCat Identities

Martin, Rafe 1946-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 248 publications in 2 languages and 16,385 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folk tales  Folklore  Picture books  Illustrated works  Jataka stories  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Legends 
Roles: Author, Performer, Actor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rafe Martin
 
Most widely held works by Rafe Martin
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 3,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerful Invisible Being is looking for a wife, and all the girls in the village vie for his affections. But only the girl who proves she can see him will be his bride. The two beautiful but spoiled daughters of a poor village man try their best to be chosen, but it is their Rough-Face-Girl sister, scarred on her face and arms from tending fires, who sees the Invisible Being in the wonder of the natural world
Will's mammoth by Rafe Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though his parents explain there have been no mammoths for over 10,000 years, Will goes out in the snow one day, certain he will meet some
Foolish rabbit's big mistake by Rafe Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As all the animals panic and flee at little rabbit's announcement that the earth is breaking up, a brave lion steps in and brings sense to the situation
The boy who lived with the seals by Rafe Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lost boy who has grown up in the sea with seals returns to his tribe but is strangely changed
The language of birds by Rafe Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Russian tale about a wealthy merchant's younger son who proves his worth in an unusual way
The Shark God by Rafe Martin( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The storytelling princess by Rafe Martin( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having survived a shipwreck, a princess tries to tell a prince a story whose ending he does not know and thus qualify for his hand in marriage
Mysterious tales of Japan by Rafe Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of traditional Japanese tales
Birdwing by Rafe Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 brave little parrot by Rafe Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the brave little parrot does the thing that comes from its heart as it takes precious drops of water to the burning forest, things change in ways no one could imagine
The world before this one : a novel told in legend by Rafe Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The monkey bridge by Rafe Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A human king learns wisdom and compassion from a monkey king willing to make a great sacrifice for the good of his subjects
Awakening to Zen : the teachings of Roshi Philip Kapleau by Philip Kapleau( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Westerner fully and naturally at home with Zen, Roshi Kapleau has made it his life's work to translate Zen Buddhism into an American idiom, to take Zen's essence and plant it in American soil. Four decades later, the seeds of Zen that Roshi Kapleau planted have blossomed. Zen flourishes and Roshi Kapleau continues to help people find enlightenment and fulfillment within, not outside, their daily lives. Awakening to Zen extracts the vital threads of Roshi Kapleau's teachings and braids them into a strong yet supple cord that readers may follow toward a deeper understanding of the enlightened life. Roshi Kapleau's warm, sometimes humorous but always grounded lessons touch on every aspect of daily reality; they capture his power, too, to transform the lives of not just practicing Buddhists, but all people who seek to experience in a more authentic way the bond they share with the world around them
The eagle's gift by Rafe Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to win the return of his two brothers, an Eskimo boy follows the directions of Eagle Mother and learns to dance, sing, and tell stories, so spreading joy throughout the world. Kindergarten to grade 3
The twelve months by Rafe Martin( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a Slavic "Cinderella" tale in which a young girl is given impossible tasks to perform by her cruel aunt and cousin and who by virtue of her sweet nature is helped and rewarded by the twelve months
Before Buddha was Buddha : learning from the Jataka tales by Rafe Martin( )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover how ordinary beings-a deer, a robber, a monkey, a parrot, and more-make up the past lives of the Buddha before he was Buddha. The jataka tales are ancient Buddhist stories found in both the Pali Canon and Sanskrit tradition, recounting the many past lives and ongoing spiritual work of Shakyamuni Buddha on his way to his final birth as Siddhartha Gautama. In them we find the Buddha facing difficulties, making tough choices, doing hard work, falling down and getting back up-the kind of continuing effort of spiritual practice that all beings face. Before Buddha was Buddhafocuses on a selection of particular jataka tales in which the Buddha in past lives faces temptations and struggles with self-doubt as well as his own shortcomings. In these tales he's not beyond life's messes-its challenges and disasters-but is down in the mix, trudging through the mud with the rest of us. Each story, presented in brief, is followed by a commentary pointing to its relevance to our lives and practice-realization today."--Amazon.com
One hand clapping : Zen stories for all ages by Rafe Martin( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different stories from or about Zen, the spiritual tradition which began twenty-five hundred years ago in India with the life and experience of the Buddha. Mostly stories about the lives of the Zen masters of China and Japan. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
The hungry tigress : Buddhist legends and Jataka tales by Rafe Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Ann Izard Storyteller's Choice Award winner -- completely updated and rewritten with expanded commentaries and two new sections -- brings together a fascinating array of stories from the Buddhist tradition
The Banyan Deer : a parable of courage and compassion by Rafe Martin( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale both ancient and timely -- and a moving story of compassion in the face of personal loss and trials -- The Banyan Deer is a parable that highlights courage, triumph, and the meaning of true wisdom. Beautifully illustrated and elegantly told, this emotional tale resonates with all readers, no matter the age. Illustrated sumptuously by Richard Wehrman's images that are reminiscent of the work of Eric Gill and Rockwell Kent, this book makes an ideal gift. A wonderful keepsake for anyone facing transitions or rites of passage, this is a story for recent graduates, environmentalists, animal
The hungry tigress and other traditional Asian tales by Rafe Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many of these seemingly simple tales, wise animals teach humans important lessons about the central Buddhist principles of wisdom, heroic action, nonviolence and compassion
 
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The Rough-Face Girl
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Will's mammothFoolish rabbit's big mistakeThe boy who lived with the sealsThe language of birdsThe Shark GodThe storytelling princessMysterious tales of JapanBirdwing
Alternative Names
マーティン, レイフ

Languages
English (134)

Korean (1)