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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
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Oct 18, 11


This book is rich with meaning and lessons for young children to learn. It tell the story about two daughters who, while they both look alike, have strikingly different personalities. One is mean and selfish, the other is kind and caring. The king would like to chose between both of them of who he wants to be queen. Each one sets out on her journey to the palace and find many people in need. They don't know this, but the kind actually put these people there to test the sisters, which explains why he picked Nyasha, the kind and caring one to be queen. This book helps to show children that you need to be caring and giving to people in order to succeed in life. This book is great for upper elementary school children, the illustrations may seem a little more mature-- they are more lifelike, not the brightly colored cartoons we usually see in young children's books.
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