Mufaro's beautiful daughters: an African tale

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A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.

Inspired by a traditional African folktale, this is the story of Mufaro, who is proud of his two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but everyone--except Mufaro--knows that Manyara is selfish and bad-tempered.

When the Great King decides to take a wife and invites the most worthy and beautiful daughters in the land to appear before him, Mufaro brings both of his daughters--but only one can be queen. Who will the king choose?

Award-winning artist John Steptoe's rich cultural imagery of Africa earned him the Coretta Scott King Award for Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. The book also went on to win the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. This stunning story is a timeless treasure that readers will enjoy for generations.

Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration Caledcott Honor Reading Rainbow Book Boston Globe-Horn Book
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subject_facet Africa, Africa -- Fiction, Africa -- Juvenile fiction, Avarice, Avarice -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Cinderella (Legendary character), Cinderella (Tale), Cinderella -- (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction, Compact discs, Conduct of life, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 1987, Fairy tales, Fairy tales -- New York (N.Y.) -- 1987, Fairy tales -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1987, Fathers and daughters, Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Folk tales -- 1992, Instructional materials, Jealousy, Jealousy -- Juvenile fiction, Juvenile works, Kings and rulers, Kings and rulers -- Juvenile fiction, Magic, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Pride and vanity, Pride and vanity -- Juvenile fiction, Sisters, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Sound recordings, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale
title_full Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale / John Steptoe, Mufaro's beautiful daughters [sound recording] : [an African tale] / by John Steptoe
title_short Mufaro's beautiful daughters :
title_sub an African tale
topic_facet Avarice, Cinderella, Cinderella (Legendary character), Cinderella (Tale), Conduct of life, Fairy tales, Fathers and daughters, Jealousy, Kings and rulers, Magic, Pride and vanity, Sisters