A Single Shard

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In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter’s 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, Min’s 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 Min’s 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.
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Apr 23, 2001
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780547350042
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Asia
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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