Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, badtempered, and spoiled.
When the king decided to take a wife and invited "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land" to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn't agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen.
John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
This is a beautiful book. Our 5 yo and 7 yo enjoyed the wonderful illustrations and the kindness of Nyasha.Published 3 days ago by Neens
My favorite book as a child. Beautifully illustrated, arrived in pristine conditionPublished 1 month ago by S
Wonderful African folktale, beautifully illustrated. A superb addition to any child's library.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book for a friend of mine who lives in Africa. It is beautiful, a nice folk story and the illustrations are wonderful.Published 2 months ago by Renata M. Myers