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A Single Shard
Contributor(s): Park, Linda Sue (Author)

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ISBN: 0395978270     ISBN-13: 9780395978276
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2001
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Annotation: Tree-ear, an orphan, has become fascinated with the potters' 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 on Tree-ear 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. However, Tree-ear is determined to prove himself.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - General (see Also Headings Under Family)
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 00043102
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 920(Not Available)
Guided Reading: U (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5.7" W x 8.4" (0.65 lbs) 160 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - Medieval (500-1453)
- Cultural Region - East Asian
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award, Nominee, Grades 4-8, 2006
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2003
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Nominee, Children's Book, 2003
Sequoyah Book Awards, Nominee, Young Adult, 2003
Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, Nominee, Grades 4-6, 2003
Newbery Medal, Winner, Children's, 2002
Young Reader's Choice Award, Winner, Intermediate/Grades 7-9, 2004
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 01/15/2001 pg. 114
Publishers Weekly 03/05/2001 pg. 80
Booklist 04/01/2001 pg. 1483
School Library Journal 05/01/2001 pg. 158
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2001 pg. 313 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Multicultural Review 12/01/2001 pg. 102
New York Times 02/10/2002 pg. 21
Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's 01/01/2002 pg. 767
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/15/2002 pg. 1235
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2002 pg. 45
Booklist 05/15/2002 pg. 1608
Christian Home & School 10/09/2002 pg. 28
Booklist 05/15/2003 pg. 1664
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 313 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 49768
Reading Level: 6.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.

Contributor Bio(s): Park, Linda Sue: -

Linda Sue Park is the author of bestseller A Long Walk to Water as well as the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Rochester, NY. www.lspark.com, Twitter: @LindaSuePark.


 
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