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A Single Shard
Park, Linda Sue
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Format: Paperback, 152pp.
Date of publication: Feb 11 2003
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN-13: 9780440418511
Dimensions: 20.17 cm. (length) X 13.21 cm. (width) X 1.19 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 132 grams

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Linda Sue Park’s latest book is When My Name Was Keoko. [Edit review] [Delete review]
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Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters’ village. When he accidentally breaks a pot, he must work for the master to pay for the damage by setting off on a difficult and dangerous journey that will change his life forever. [Edit review] [Delete review]
“Intrigues, danger, and the same strong focus on doing what is right turn a simple story into a compelling read. . . . A timeless jewel.”
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Chapter 1

"Eh, Tree-ear! Have you hungered well today?" Crane-man called out as Tree-ear drew near the bridge.

The well-fed of the village greeted each other politely by saying, "Have you eaten well today?" Tree-ear and his friend turned the greeting inside out for their own little joke.

Tree-ear squeezed the bulging pouch that he wore at his waist. He had meant to hold back the good news, but the excitement spilled out of him. "Crane-man! A good thing that you greeted me so just now, for later today we will have to use the proper words!" He held the bag high. Tree-ear was delighted when Crane-man's eyes widened in surprise. He knew that Crane-man would guess at once--only one thing could give a bag that kind of smooth fullness. Not carrot-tops or chicken bones, which protruded in odd lumps. No, the bag was filled with rice.

Crane-man raised his walking crutch in a salute. "Come, my young friend! Tell me how you came by... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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