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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 in every way. The story is very meaningful and teaches a lesson that needs to be learned. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Ervin
I loved this book as a child, not ever seeing any African American books in school, This made me look at myself differently with pride and beauty! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yahchild
My students enjoyed hearing this tale. It's a great story for using as a compare contrast with Cinderella.Published 4 months ago by Amy Stanton
I first saw this book as a child on Reading Rainbow. I was enchanted with the story, I bought this to share with my children. I hope they love it as much as I do. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AmazingMrsW