Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Written by John Steptoe

The African tale reminiscent of Cinderella is about a man named Mufaro and his two daughters, Manyara and Nyasha. Both sisters are competing to become the king’s wife. Manyara is mean-spirited, while Nyasha is sweet and kind. A garden snake, Nyoka, takes on the role of fairy godmother and tests the girls, revealing who is best suited to be the king’s wife.

Age Range 4 - 11 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard
Grade Level Pre-K - 6th
ISBN
9780140559460
Lexile AD790
Themes