A Single Shard

Written by Linda Sue Park

Set in 12th century Korea, this story centers on Tree-Ear, an orphan being raised by Crane-man in the village of Ch’ul’po, a potter’s village. When Tree-Ear accidentally breaks a pot by Min, the most talented craftsman, he becomes his apprentice for nine days. Under Min’s watch Tree-Ear learns what it means to be an artist.

Age Range 10 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
176
Publisher
Sandpiper
Grade Level 5th - 7th
ISBN
9780547534268
Lexile 920
Themes