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.
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Parks
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