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A Single Shard (Yearling Newbery)

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Awards

Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"This moving story captures a moment in Korean history when the mystery, magic and fortitude of true artisans were valued as they dedicated their lives to create things beautiful to behold." Children's Literature

Review:

"This book will engage both individual readers and discussion groups; the audio version makes it accessible to a broader audience, while giving style and substance to those who have read the print version." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Chulpo, a potters village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potters craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated — until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Mins irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself — even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Mins work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.

Synopsis:

The winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal is now in paperback. Set in 12th-century Korea, "A Single Shard" is the story of an orphan boy who dreams of making beautiful pottery at the King's Court. An ALA Notable Book and ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

About the Author

Ms. Park lives with her family in Rochester, New York.

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Shella_Garrgue, December 23, 2008 (view all comments by Shella_Garrgue)
I have read this book in grade 6. All i could say it, this book is awesome. The story line, lifestyle, characters, all had made a shiny advancement in the story. Specially the characters had shined every part in it. This is a good book for 9-18, and it's like a lesson that would help you to guide you in these kind of situation. Hopefully you have fun reading this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440418511
Author:
Park, Linda Sue
Publisher:
Yearling
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Pottery
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Korea History.
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yearling Newbery
Series Volume:
no. 289
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.32 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 192 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440418511 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This moving story captures a moment in Korean history when the mystery, magic and fortitude of true artisans were valued as they dedicated their lives to create things beautiful to behold."
"Review" by , "This book will engage both individual readers and discussion groups; the audio version makes it accessible to a broader audience, while giving style and substance to those who have read the print version."
"Synopsis" by ,
Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Chulpo, a potters village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potters craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated — until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Mins irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself — even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Mins work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
"Synopsis" by , The winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal is now in paperback. Set in 12th-century Korea, "A Single Shard" is the story of an orphan boy who dreams of making beautiful pottery at the King's Court. An ALA Notable Book and ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
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