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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

 
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
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Price $17.99 
Model ISBN: AFRI978-0688040451
Manufacturer Amistad Press
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John Steptoe (A & ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover Fiction / African Folktale - 1987)

Ashay’s Price: $17.99

Description: Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, bad tempered, and spoiled.

When the king decided to take a wife and invited The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land to appear before him, Muar declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn’t agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors. (32 pgs) Ages 4-8

Ashay says, "Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is a classic and has been a favorite for many generations. In this wonderful folktale there are important lessons that girls will learn about kindness and patience. Truly an award winner. Must have for your collection and classroom."

Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 14 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces