Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe [FIRST EDITION] 1987

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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe


Oversized hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket has some peeling / creasing at edges; but is otherwise clean, sharp and in tact.  

Book itself is very good.  Clean pages that read very nicely.  Front endpaper fixed to boards. 

A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.

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?

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 Globe-Horn Book Award. This stunning story is a timeless treasure that readers will enjoy for generations.