A Single Shard
by Park, Linda Sue

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ISBN-10:   0547534264
ISBN-13:   9780547534268
Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category:   Middle School
Pub. Date:   January 2011
Pages:   168
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   9-12

Quiz # (Quiz Name): 49768 (Single Shard) Reading Level: 6.6 Interest Level: Middle Grade Point Value: 6.0
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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