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The Magic Pear Tree

First Reading Level 3
The Magic Pear Tree

  • A folktale from China retold for beginner readers developing reading stamina through simple, repetitive text.
  • Shen doesn’t like to share anything – especially not his yummy pears. Can a hungry beggar teach him a little kindness?
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.


Key Stage: EYFS E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 460L

Book Band: 7 - Turquoise

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746096888
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Rosie Dickins

Illustrator: Matt Ward


  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.