Encore: The Star Fruit Tree

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(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)
(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)

This episode was originally released on April 16, 2019.

Have you ever seen or tasted a star fruit?

This smooth, waxy, golden fruit is shaped like an oval, but it has five ridges running down the sides. So when you cut a slice of it, it has five points – just like a star.

Today we’ll hear about a star fruit tree that bears sweet fruit, but teaches an even sweeter lesson!

Our story is called “The Star Fruit Tree.” Versions of this tale originally come from Vietnam, a country in southeast Asia.

Voices in this episode include: Elle Borders, James Konicek, Lisa Yuen and Stephanie Hsu. Stephanie was recently nominated for an Oscar Award for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” You kids can hear Stephanie’s voice in the August 2023 animated feature, “The Monkey King.” She’s also starred in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and graced the Broadway stage in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” and “Be More Chill.”

This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.


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