A timeless story inspired by a traditional African folktale. Mufaro was a happy man who had two very beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but everyone – except Mufaro – knows that Manyara is selfish and bad-tempered.
When the Great Kind decides to marry and invites "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land" to appear before him, Mufaro declares proudly that only the king can choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Who will the king choose?
John Steptoe's luminous illustrations, which were inspired by the flora and fauna of Zimbabwe, reflect the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors. First published more than thirty years ago, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is a Caldecott Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner and has become a modern classic.
• 32 pages
• Ideal for ages 4-8
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