Mufaro's beautiful daughters: an African tale
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
Level 4.3, 0.5 Points
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|Grouping Title||mufaro s beautiful daughters an african tale|
|Grouping Author||steptoe john|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-02 04:51:12AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-06-26 04:51:39AM|
|author||Steptoe, John, 1950-|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||1st Floor- Children's Books|
|display_description||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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|lexile_code||AD: Adult Directed|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b10081203|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,|c1987.| p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|series||Reading Rainbow Book|
|subject_facet||Africa -- Juvenile fiction, Caldecott honor book 1988, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award 1988, Fairy tales -- Juvenile|
|title_display||Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale|
|title_full||Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale / John Steptoe|
|title_short||Mufaro's beautiful daughters :|
|title_sub||an African tale|
|topic_facet||Fairy tales, Juvenile, Juvenile fiction|