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A Single Shard

Park, Linda Sue (Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Single Shard
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Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
Authors: Park, Linda Sue
Title: A single shard
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2001
Characteristics: 152 p. ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Linda Sue Park
Summary: Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery medal, 2002
ISBN: 0395978270
Branch Call Number: j PARK
Subject Headings: Korea Juvenile fiction Pottery Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Pottery
LCCN: 00043102
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Tree-ear, a twelve-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the ceramics himself. Listeners will feel the hunger and cold that Tree-ear experiences, as well as his shame, fear, gratitude, and love.

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself. (gr 5 - 8)

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.


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Apr 10, 2011
  • memetopia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We heard this on audiobook and loved the story and intro to Korean historical life/ pottery. Both my kids, aged 5 and 7 at the time enjoyed it.

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Aug 06, 2013
  • BPL CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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"In this tale of courage and depression a single shard from a celadon vase changes the life of a young boyand his master. In the 12th century the village of Ch'ulp'o is famous for its pottery. The orphan Tree-ear spends his days foraging for himself and Crane-man, a lame straw weaver who has cared for him for many years." (Novelist Review)

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