Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale ( Reading Rainbow Books (Hardcover) )

by Steptoe, John (Author)

ISBN: 9780688040451

This African tale evokes the Cinderella story in its portrayal of two sisters, spiteful Manyara and considerate Nyasha, and the young king who is searching for a bride. Steptoe has illustrated this modern fable with stunning paintings that glow with beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors.

Age Range: From 4 to 8

Format: Hardcover, 32 pages

Publisher: Amistad Press, March 1987

Product Dimensions: 11.33 L × 9.52 W × 0.34 H

Publisher Marketing: With beautiful illustrations, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Big Book, a Caldecott Honor picture book, is perfect for introducing children to the Cinderella fairytale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe. This oversize edition (14 3/4 by 17 5/8 inches) makes it easy to share the book in a library or classroom.

Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but Manyara is selfish and spoiled. When the king decides to choose a bride from among The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land, both Mufaro's girls travel to the capital city. But only one can be chosen to marry the king.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Publisher Marketing:

Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind of considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone - except Mufaro - knew that Manyara was selfish, bad-tempered, and spoiled.

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