A Single Shard by Linda Sue Parks


A Single Shard; Tree-ear, an 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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Blue illustrated paperback covers with like spine. Edge wear and corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and spine. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2001. Fiction. Measures 7.75 x 5 inches with 152 pages. LN


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