Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Inspired by a Kafir folk tale published in an 1895 collection, Caldecott Honor winner Steptoe has reset the classic Cinderella pattern in an ancient Zimbabwe city. Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. Bad-tempered Manyara taunts Nyasha behind Mufaro's back; Nyasha is saddened by her sister's anger, but goes on about her business of tending a garden, singing even more sweetly when the pretty little ... Read full review

User reviews

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book is about two beautiful daughters who are princesses because, obviously Mufaro is the king of the village then, they get invited to meet the prince in the city so, he can choose who will be his wife/queen. Manyara Mufaro's selfish, badtempered and spoiled daughter wanted to be picked on it was her goal and she will do anything for it.Then, the king gave them a test and Nyasha,Manyara's sister,passed and Manyara failed so,she was the servant in the king's and her sister's household. 

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This African folktale tells the story of two very different sisters and their journey to win the affection of a wealthy king.

Review: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

User Review  - Holly Leendertsen - Goodreads

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is a spin off of the original tale of Cinderella. Nyasha and Manyara were sisters, but they were very different. Manyara was very mean, and was transfixed with becoming ... Read full review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

All reviews - 849
5 stars - 376
4 stars - 274
3 stars - 99
2 stars - 23
1 star - 4
Unrated - 73

All reviews - 849

All reviews - 849
Goodreads - 843
Kirkus - 1