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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

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Author: John Steptoe

Illustrator: John Steptoe

1988 Caldecott Honor Book!
1988 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner!
1988 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner!

This is the story of Mufaro, a father 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?

Based on a traditional African folktale, award-winning author and artist John Steptoe's famous retelling of Cinderella is set against the landscapes of Zimbabwe. This 30th anniversary edition features a special foreword from his daughter.