A Single Shard

A Single Shard
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Park, Linda Sue
ISBN: 
0395978270

In this Newbery Medal-winning book, Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated -- until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself -- even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.

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Tree-ear, an orphan in medieval Korea, longs to learn how to be a potter and throw delicate celadon ceramics.

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JF Park

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