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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters An African Tale Author:John Steptoe 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 ap... more »pear 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.« less
Chiana S. reviewed Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale on
This was a wonderful princess story that reflects more of the inner beauty than the outer beauty of most commercialized princess stories. Although these girls are pretty on the inside, we loved how their true character shined through. Even my three-year old son kept asking to read it over.