Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
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.
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Review: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (HarUser Review - Overstock.com
Terrific book! As a music teacher I use it with 2nd graders assigning a different percussion instrument to each character. My students are fascinated with the story and listen to every word so they know when to play their instrument. I highly recommend it for any elementary teacher! Read full review
ExcellentUser Review - Sherrieann W. - Overstock.com
Well written and beautifully illustrated. Read full review