Mufaro's beautiful daughters: an African tale

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Publisher:
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,
Pub. Date:
c1987.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 790L
Description

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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ISBN:
9780688040451
9780688040468
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 790L
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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
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title_sub an African tale
topic_facet Fairy tales, Juvenile, Juvenile fiction