Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
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, badtempered, and spoiled.When the king decided to take a wife and invited "The Most Worthy and... show more
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, badtempered, 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, Mufaro 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.
Publish date: March 31st 1987
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
The pictures attached are the Teaching Tolerance Text Selection Tool which I utilized for analyzing cultural authenticity. Citation Steptoe, John, John Steptoe, and John Stevens. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987. Print. Synopsis This is the ...
Genre: Friendship / Kindness / Family / Manners Year Published: 1987 Year Read: 2010 “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” is a Caldecott Honor Book by John Steptoe and it is about how Mufaro’s two beautiful daughters are invited to the king’s palace so that the king will choose a worthy bride, but ...
This was one of my favorite books growing up, mostly because the illustrations are so beautiful and striking. I still remember some of the images to this day. The story itself is pretty common: one sister treats those who ask her for help poorly, the other sister is humble and helpful, and they ea...
A lovely take on the Cinderella story. In this story we have two beautiful girls - Manyara and Nyasha, but only one is beautiful inside and out. Manyara is cruel and vain and miserable. Nyasha is kind and thoughtful and joyful. It doesn't take super big brains to see how the story will go - with...
Nyasha lives with her wicked sister and oblivious father. Nyasha always acts out of kindness while her sister Manayara thinks only of being queen.