Mufaro’s Beautiful DaughtersBy
This is a beautiful, Cinderella–style tale set in a rural village Africa. A respected elder in the tribe has two beautiful daughters – one with a kind and loving personality and the other …not so much so. And there is a handsome prince seeking a bride. The story unfolds with glorious illustrations and a timeless message about being who you are and how goodness finds a gentle way to prevail. An exciting story and a beautiful book!
With beautiful illustrations, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Big Book, a Caldecott Honor picture book, is perfect for introducing children to the Cinderella fairytale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe. This oversize edition (14 3/4 by 17 5/8 inches) makes it easy to share the book in a library or classroom.
Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but Manyara is selfish and spoiled. When the king decides to choose a bride from among "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land," both Mufaro's girls travel to the capital city. But only one can be chosen to marry the king.
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