Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

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Steptoe, John

The late and legendary Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning author and illustrator John Steptoe delivers his famous retelling of Cinderella set against the landscapes of Zimbabwe. This reissue will feature a special foreword from his daughter!

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?

Award-winning artist John Steptoe’s rich cultural imagery of Africa earned him the Coretta Scott King Award for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. The book also went on to win the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award. This stunning story is a timeless treasure that readers will enjoy for generations.