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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

14 minutes 12 seconds

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Mufaro lives with his two beautiful daughters in a small African village. Manyara is ill-tempered and self-centered, while her sister Nyasha is her opposite in many ways. When the king announces he's seeking a wife, Manyara's selfishness comes to light. Kind, gentle Nyasha is chosen as queen, and her sister becomes a servant. A Cinderella-type story based on the Caldecott Honor Book by John Steptoe.

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Runtime: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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    Mary D. (Allen, TX)
    September 25th, 2019 at 07:37 AM

    This is a wonderful retelling of a "take" on Cinderella. The narrator is very authentic.