A Single Shard

A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park
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A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

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. Author's note.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756913793
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 0.50(h) x 7.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, several picture books, and most recently a book of poetry: Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems). She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and is now a devoted fan of the New York Mets. For more infromation visit www.lspark.com.

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A Single Shard 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books i have read. :) fasinating, adults and childern can both enjoy this book. It was filled with adventure suspences and love. Everyone should try this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am ten and I loved it. It is full of daring and nerve and is slightly sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good book at first i thought that it woulfd be the most boring book ever but then i kept reading and it was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First 50 pages are hard to get into, but the rest is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are reading this in PACT class. It is good so far !
masser23 More than 1 year ago
The characters were well developed and the story was unpredictable. The writing flowed nicely, easy to read & hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took a while in the intro, but once into the middle of the book, it got exciting! I really liked Crane Man. He is very wise and funny at the same time. :)
trudy moss More than 1 year ago
We are reading this is the 6th grade class pretty good:))
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very boring
Guest More than 1 year ago
THe best book published! Really! You Have to read it . Honestly, it was great!!! (don't judge the book by its cover, if you do that, I gurentee you'll put it back on the shelf). READ IT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing! Great book for students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read halfway into it and there was too much backstory, i think. That made it slow and difficult to follow. The names are creative I guess but a bit distracting. Otherwise, I suppose it is suppose to inspire you to stick to what you want to do...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Not as action-packed as other books, but better than some reviews paint it out to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in honors Ela and we are about to read this book for a novel study. I have heard some people say that it is boring at the beginning and gets interesting as it goes and towards the end. I really hope this is a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. It tells how Tree-ear feels and how something can change his life. P.S. you should know that if you want a honest review, you should click on EQUESTRIA.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its already september 29 2014!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not only a great read but it spoke to the heart of the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A boy named Tree-Ear had been being taken care of by a man named Crane-Man. He had been with Crane-Man since he was a little boy. Crane-Man taught Tree-Ear everything he knows. Tree-Ear was an orphan and had no family until Crane-Man appeared. Tree-Ear found out about a man named Min. Min liked to make clay vases and designs, Tree-Ear would watch Min make the clay vases. Tree-Ear loved to see min work on these vases. He hoped he could get a chance to see up close! I’d give this book 3 out of 5. I didn’t finish the book but it wasn’t really my style anyway. It didn’t have as much action in it that I hoped for. There wasn’t really any comedy in it. So far it was an ok book just not what I was interested in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not so sure if I like this book, because it doesn't really have enough action maybe in some parts but not enough for my liking. Also I am not sure if I woulf have picked to read this. Some like it and some don' t, but not everybody that picks it up and reads it will indeed like the book or the thought of content. Not that its bad but like how the srory goes along. For me it went too slow for me to even want to pick it up, but thats just me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. I am reading this book in class right know with four other girls in my class. If i had to ratethis book know in the middle I would give it 4 1/2 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whos name is craneman. So dumb. Had to read it for school and was so boring. I hated it.