A Single Shard
Written by Linda Sue Park
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The Lovereading4Kids commentLinda Sue Park, A Single Shard, OUP
Orphan Tree-ear lives under a bridge with Crane-man who has looked after him ever since he was a baby. Tree-ear has nothing; but he has a dream. His dream is to be like the potter Min and to create the wonderful pots from under his fingers. When Tree-ear gets his chance, he seizes it eagerly and sets off on a wonderful, but dangerous adventure. A delightfully crafted story which captures the magic of craftsmanship.(12+)
A Single Shard by Linda Sue ParkTree-ear is an orphan in twelfth-century Korea. He lives under a bridge with Crane-man, a homeless widower who has taken him under his wing. Tree-ear hasn't got many prospects, but he is fascinated by master potter, Min, who lives in the nearby village. Secretly watching Min work, Tree-ear longs to be a potter himself. He persuades Min to let him do little jobs, until one day he has the chance to provide a service for him - one that could bring glory to Min and the village and fulfil his own dreams. But there are others seeking glory and many obstacles for a young boy to overcome.
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Oxford University Press
5th January 2006
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