The Magic Pear Tree by Rosie Dickins


The Magic Pear Tree by Rosie Dickins

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


'Irresistible for children learning to read' - Child Education Plus; 'The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming' - The Irish Sunday Independent; 'Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme' - Julia Eccleshare; 'For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne's First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are carefully levelled and offer a huge variety of accessible and fun, fiction and non-fiction' - Tamara Linke, Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop'

About the Author

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved writing her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She is the author of over forty fiction and non-fiction children's books, including award-winning art books.

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48 pages
Interest Age: 4+


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Publication date

29th May 2009



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