The Brothers and the Star Fruit Tree

A Tale from Vietnam

From the Series Tales of Honor

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

Two brothers’ lives take different paths with one living a prosperous life and one struggling to survive. But fate has a way of turning the tables in this popular tale from Vietnam.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Folktale/Legend
BISACS JUV012040, JUV012060
Dewey 390
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 171488
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Original artwork

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: Jamie Tablason

Jamie Tablason received her BFA and MFA in Illustration from California State University. Sea creatures, California history, Asian culture, and good food are a few things that inspire Jamie’s work. She lives in Lakewood, California.