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A Single Shard - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Park, Linda Sue

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ISBN 10: 0395978270 / ISBN 13: 9780395978276
Published by Clarion Books, New York, 2001
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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A beautiful first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket; Author Linda Sue Parks won the 2002 Newbery Medal for this juvenile fiction book, describing a young Korean orphan boy named Tree Ear who longs to become a master potter like his hero Min who creates the beautiful celadon masterpieces. Bookseller Inventory # 13082

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Title: A Single Shard - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Publisher: Clarion Books, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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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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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.

Graeme Malcolm currently has a featured part in the Broadway musical, Aida. He's read tons of audio books, including Merrick by Ann Rice for Random House Audio.

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