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- ISBN: 9780547350042 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2001.
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old 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.
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
6.6 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. Boston : Clarion Books, 2001. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 474 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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