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A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park

February 11, 2003 | Trade Paperback |

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Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters' village. When he accidentally breaks a pot, he must work for the master to pay for the damage by setting off on a difficult and dangerous journey that will change his life forever.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: February 11, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440418518

ISBN - 13: 9780440418511

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: February 11, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440418518

ISBN - 13: 9780440418511

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Chapter 1 "Eh, Tree-ear! Have you hungered well today?" Crane-man called out as Tree-ear drew near the bridge. The well-fed of the village greeted each other politely by saying, "Have you eaten well today?" Tree-ear and his friend turned the greeting inside out for their own little joke. Tree-ear squeezed the bulging pouch that he wore at his waist. He had meant to hold back the good news, but the excitement spilled out of him. "Crane-man! A good thing that you greeted me so just now, for later today we will have to use the proper words!" He held the bag high. Tree-ear was delighted when Crane-man''s eyes widened in surprise. He knew that Crane-man would guess at once--only one thing could give a bag that kind of smooth fullness. Not carrot-tops or chicken bones, which protruded in odd lumps. No, the bag was filled with rice. Crane-man raised his walking crutch in a salute. "Come, my young friend! Tell me how you came by such a fortune--a tale worth hearing, no doubt!" Tree-ear had been trotting along the road on his early-morning perusal of the village rubbish heaps. Ahead of him a man carried a heavy load on a jiggeh, an open-framed backpack made of branches. On the jiggeh was a large woven-straw container, the kind commonly used to carry rice. Tree-ear knew that the rice must be from last year''s crop; in the fields surrounding the village this season''s rice had only just begun to grow. It would be many months before the rice was ha
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Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters' village. When he accidentally breaks a pot, he must work for the master to pay for the damage by setting off on a difficult and dangerous journey that will change his life forever.

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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.

About the Author

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

Editorial Reviews

"Intrigues, danger, and the same strong focus on doing what is right turn a simple story into a compelling read. . . . A timeless jewel."
-Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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