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 is an excellent book. My daughter requested it after reading it in school and watching a video of it.Published 27 days ago by MACUB
As a pre-schoool teacher with a multi-cultural view, this book is perfect...the children see the relation to the 'traditional' Cinderella story & at the same time can appreciate a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jewel Hill
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is an African Tale of a proud man named Mufaro, who has two beautiful daughters named Manyara and Nyasha. One daughter was proud and boastful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicholas Barber
This book will be given as part of a library that is being established for children in Liberia. This seems like a book that will interest female children and will inspire them to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia W. Johnson
This was my favorite book as a child and now as a parent , I can share this story with the children in my family. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Antoinette
I've searched stores endlessly for this book! This was my favorite childhood story. Now that I have a little girl, I wanted to share this story with her. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Khadija Ali
This is a great book for every little girl to own. Who doesn't love a good fairy tale with a lesson to be learned.Published 4 months ago by Mel L
This is a must read! teaches children the importance of being kind to strangers. i had to buy it for my nieces and nephewsPublished 4 months ago by Mello D