Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Written and Illustrated by John Steptoe

Inspired by a traditional African folktale, this is the story of Mufaro, 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?

Age Range 4 - 11 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, HarperCollins
Grade Level Pre-K - 6th
ISBN
9780688040451
Lexile AD790
Themes