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 was my absolute favorite book as a child, and continues to be my favorite book for children. I always give this as a gift to friends with little girls - it's so so so... Read morePublished 19 days ago by AD
It came on time and I do not have any issues with the itemPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent book. My daughter requested it after reading it in school and watching a video of it.Published 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 6 months ago by Patricia W. Johnson