Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

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Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

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Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but Manyara is selfish and spoiled. When the king decides to choose a bride from among "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land," both Mufaro's girls travel to the capital city. But only one can be chosen to marry the king.Perfect for introducing variants to the Cinderella story as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.

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John Steptoe was born in New York and wrote and illustrated many successful children's books. His work was often informed by his experiences as a black child living in near-ghetto conditions. He is known for the almost photographic realism of his drawings. John Steptoe died in New York in 1989.

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