The Lute Player

A Tale from Russia

From the Series Tales of Honor

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

This is a story of love between an adventure-loving king and his queen who travels in disguise as a lute player to save the king after he is imprisoned during one of his journeys. Themes: devotion, intelligence.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2014
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Text Type Folktale/Legend
BISACS JUV012040, JUV012020, JUV030020
Dewey 398.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 159758
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Glossary

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D., began a career in writing and publishing after fifteen years as a teacher. She has written over 100 children's books, two college textbooks, and more than 20 reader's theater and teacher resource books. She previously held editorial roles at Weekly Reader and LeapFrog and is on the PBS Kids Media Advisory Board for the next generation of children's programming. Suzanne also plays the flute professionally—and for fun—from her home in Stanford, California. Suzanne is the author of Problem Solved! Readers and can be found online at

Illustrator: Viktor Sluzhaev

Viktor Sluzhaev, named one of the 200 best young illustrators of Russia, was born in Lgov in the Kursk region. He studied art in Dimitrovgrad and spent several years selling children's illustrated literature. His time selling books led Viktor back to his passion: illustrating fairy tales, folk tales, and fables for young readers.