A Single Shard
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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Review: A Single ShardUser Review - Stephanie Lynn - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book-which was surprisingly kid-friendly given the setting. A great read for kids who tend to focus in on one thing. I also like that it gives perspective on homelessness, seniors, and poverty that could be connected to the modern world. Read full review
Review: A Single ShardUser Review - Steve Barrett - Goodreads
This is book combines some unusual elements that make it interesting: traditional Korean pottery techniques, 12th century Korean customs, the lifestyles of homeless in times past. None of these are ... Read full review