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MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS

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

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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. 

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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  - Beth - Goodreads

Absolutely stunning illustrations Read full review

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User Review  - Brianna - Goodreads

Stunningly depicted, this simple moralist fairy tale is given setting, actions, and illustrations reflecting the region of Zimbabwe the legend comes out of. Read full review

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User Review  - Ouida Robinson - Goodreads

Author: John Steptoe Title: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Plot: Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and thoughtful and Manyara is unkind and selfish. When the King calls for of young ... Read full review

Review: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

User Review  - Shayna Dobbins - Goodreads

I love reading this book with my 3rd grade students. This helps them understand the meaning of having a kind heart and they were able to express some ways they can be kind in our world. Wonderfully written with gorgeous art throughout. Read full review

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User Review  - Karylle - Goodreads

way boot!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Mia Fuentes - Goodreads

I think this book is perfect for a kids book report. Especially with the genres folktale and tall tale. Read full review

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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

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