A Single Shard: Winner of the Newbery Medal (Paperback)
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A Single Shard: Winner of the Newbery Medal (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 03/02/2022
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A Newbery Medal-winning tale about finding belonging and beauty amidst hardship by the bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water

12th century Korea. Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan boy, has grown up under a bridge in the potters' village of Ch'ulp'o. He doesn't have much but he loves to watch master potter Min at work and dreams of learning the craft. When Min reluctantly agrees to take Tree-ear on as his helper, he is elated. Determined to do whatever it takes to prove himself, Tree-ear resolves to take a dangerous, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work to the King...

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9780861541867
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Park moulds a moving tribute to perseverance and creativity in this finely etched novel set in mid-to-late 12th century Korea. . . Readers will not soon forget these characters or their sacrifices.'

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

'Tree-ear's story conveys a time and place far away and long ago, but with a simplicity and immediacy that is both graceful and unpretentious. A timeless jewel.'

-- Kirkus

'This book not only gives readers insight an unfamiliar time and place, but it is also a great story.'

-- School Library Journal, starred review

'Readers will feel the hunger and cold that Tree-ear experiences, as well as his shame, fear, gratitude, and love. A well-crafted novel with an unusual setting.'

-- Booklist, starred review

'Park's story is alive with fascinating information about life and art in ancient Korea.'

-- Horn Book Guide

'This finely crafted novel brings 12th-century Korea and these indelible characters to life.'

-- SLJ Best Books of the Year

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