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Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tree-ear, an 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Curriculum resource
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Sue Park
ISBN: 0395978270 9780395978276 0440418518 9780440418511 9781404647206 1404647201 9780547534268 0547534264
OCLC Number: 44803112
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2002
Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Honor, 2001
Target Audience: 920L
Description: 152 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Linda Sue Park.
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Park (Seesaw Girl) molds 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 Read more...

 
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by kaytee (WorldCat user published 2006-09-17) Excellent Permalink
Orphan Tree-ear lives with a wise friend and guardian under a bridge in the outskirts of a village during the 12th century in Korea. Their village is known for its wonderful celadon pottery and Tree-ear is fascinated by Min’s work. But Min is a bitter and driven artist, who eventually (begrudgingly)...
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A nice addition to any library

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-05-29) Good Permalink

     An orphaned boy in 12th century Korea is taken care of by a crippled man who has the wisdom of the ages; he learns to survive, and then through an interest in pottery begins to work and hope some day to create a vase himself.  An excellent book, lessons taught through...
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