Tuesday, July 24, 2007


In the fascinating book A SINGLE SHARD by Linda Sue Park, Tree-Ear, an orphan lives under a bridge in a potter's village. He sneaks around admiring the craft of one particular potter named Min. One day Min catches him after he breaks a piece of pottery, and puts him to work. But it's not really work to Tree-Ear, and every day he returns back to his home under the bridge to tell his friend Crane-Man about what he has learned. The potter Min comes to rely on Tree-Ear, and one day sends him on a very important journey. This book won the Newberry Award in 2002, and you will want to read it without putting it down! A good book for 4th grade and older.

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