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John Steptoe (1950–1989)

Autor(a) de Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

14+ Works 5,947 Membros 287 Reviews

About the Author

John Steptoe was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 14, 1950. He attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. He was an author and illustrator of children's books. His first book, Stevie, was published in 1969. During his lifetime, he illustrated 15 more books, 9 of which he also mostrar mais wrote. The Story of Jumping Mouse and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters were named Caldecott honor books. Mother Crocodile and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters received the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. He died of AIDS on August 28, 1989 at the age of 38. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de John Steptoe

The Story of Jumping Mouse (1984) 1,165 cópias
Stevie (1969) 378 cópias
Baby Says (1779) 116 cópias
Creativity (1742) 84 cópias
Birthday (1858) 26 cópias
Train Ride (1971) 19 cópias
Marcia (1976) 15 cópias
Uptown (1970) 9 cópias
My Special Best Words (1974) 5 cópias
Jeffrey Bear cleans up his act (1983) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

All the Colors of the Race (1982) — Ilustrador — 120 cópias
Outside Inside Poems (1600) — Ilustrador — 20 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1950-09-04
Data de falecimento
1989-08-28
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
AIDS
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
High School of Art and Design
Vermont Academy
Ocupação
children's book author
Relacionamentos
Steptoe, Javaka (son)
Steptoe, Bweela (daughter)
Premiações
Caldecott Medals
Coretta Scott King Awards

Membros

Resenhas

Independent Reading Level: Grade 3-5
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration
Caledcott Honor
Reading Rainbow Book
Boston Globe-Horn Book
 
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amaveritt | outras 208 resenhas | Apr 27, 2024 |
Summary
This fairytale, which is a twist on Cinderella, is about two sisters Manyara and Nyasha. Nyasha is humble and kind to all around her, while Manyara is mean and more self centered. They two sisters are competing to marry the king. Through the journey they are faced with different challenges, and each handles them in their own way, but only one leads to happiness with the king.

Review
This story is a beautiful tale and has wonderful illustrations. It demonstrates the importance of kindness to others around you. Through the girls' reactions to the same situations it shows how you approach a situation makes a difference.

This would be a great book to study when looking at different cultures. This book, written around African culture, would be a great discussion on symbolism, character traits, as well as comparing and contrasting texts across cultures.
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Booksonthehammock | outras 208 resenhas | Mar 24, 2024 |
Alternate title: Morality for Beautiful Girls (which I think is a actually a McCall-Smith title)
 
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LibrarianDest | outras 208 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade 5
Honors/Awards: Caldecott Honor Book
 
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mkoch22103 | outras 208 resenhas | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
14
Also by
3
Membros
5,947
Popularidade
#4,154
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
287
ISBNs
101
Idiomas
3

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