A Single Shard

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Dell Yearling, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 152 pages
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Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters' village. For a long time he is content living with Crane-man under a bridge barely surviving on scraps of food. All that changes when he sees master potter Min making his beautiful pottery. Tree-ear sneaks back to Min's workplace and dreams of creating his own pots someday. When he accidentally breaks a pot, he must work for the master to pay for the damage. Though the work is long and hard, Tree-ear is eager to learn. Then he is sent to the King's Court to show the master's pottery. Little does Tree-ear know that this difficult and dangerous journey will change his life forever.

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Tree-Ear is an orphan in 11th century Korea. He lives under a bridge with Crane-Man, his one and only friend. After accidentally breaking a piece of fine pottery by the town's most skilled potter ... Read full review

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There is so much in this story it is hard to put it into any one category. Tree-ear was orphaned when he was ten and raised by Crane-man (so named because of his one unusable leg). Both live in ... Read full review

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Linda Sue Park’s latest book is When My Name Was Keoko.

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