Do you agree or disagree with this point? Compassion will come to life in your classroom in the form of this play! Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. With beautiful illustrations, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, a Caldecott Honor picture book, is perfect for introducing children to the Cinderella fairytale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe. When they get to the palace, Nyasha is chosen to be queen. How did you respond? Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I didn't like the way that when Nyasha's sister was unkind to her she knew she mustn't bother her father about this. What was the purpose, and what did it accomplish? What does it mean to be worthy, and must one be beautiful in order to be worthy? I would use this story when introducing a lesson about right and wrong, good and evil, and kindness and ask students what they think the lesson of this story is. Word reaches them that the King of their land is searching for the “Most Worthy and Beautiful” girls in the land so that he can choose a queen. Discuss and make a list of some ways that you can show kindness to people you live with, friends, and strangers. Mufaro (meaning “happy man” in Shona) is a king who has two beautiful daughters one named Manyara, meaning “ashamed”, who is a mean spirited princess while the other named Nyasha meaning “mercy”, is kind towards everyone even her mean sister. Nyasha is even kind to the snake she meets in the kingdom. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is loosely based on the traditional Cinderella story, and elements of that can be seen throughout the story. We’d love your help. It also provides an alternate version of, I like retellings of folk tales and this one was good. The heroine is modeled on author/illustrator John Steptoe's daughter Bweela Steptoe. But only one can be chosen to marry the king. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed, it is obvious why it received a Caldecott honor; I loved that Steptol reflects African culture in a beautiful way, rather than depicting it as dirty or "third world" as we are so accustomed to seeing. The Cinderella story has a universal theme of an under-appreciated, kind, and honest child who finally gets what she deserves. https://www.learningtogive.org/sites/default/files/link_bg1.jpg, https://www.learningtogive.org/about/why-philanthropy-education, https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/lessons-units. On day, the king decided he wanted to get married and invited "The Most Worthy and Beaut. Why or why not? We need more books like this. Manyara insults many people on her way to the kingdom, including a starving boy who asks for foo. What can you tell about Nyasha from this picture? Are you getting the free resources, updates, and special offers we send out every week in our teacher newsletter? Nyasha is kind and considerate, but Manyara is selfish and spoiled. What is making the police officer comply, except, perhaps, that he fears punishment from a higher authority? In the story, the King desires ‘The Most Worthy and Beautiful’ daughters in the land. Mufaro's Beeautiful Daughters is a very-nicely illsutrated picture book that teaches a very importmant moral. This story touches lightly on the African culture through these things. But we might wonder whether this interpretation compromises the worth of the King. If not, why not? , Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Two sisters who have little in common outside of their shared beauty live with their father in a small village. Why does the King want someone who is worthy and beautiful, instead of just worthy, or just beautiful? Inspired by a story in George McCall Theal's 1895 collection. Preview. Why would you want to keep it a secret? Do you feel that you get what you deserve?
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