An astounding tale of courage, belonging and endurance from a master storyteller and winner of the prestigious Newbery Award. Tree - ear has a dream. He has watched the master potter Min take a lump of clay and shape it into a thing of beauty. For Tree - ear the transformation is a miracle. Someday he wants to perform such a miracle himself. But ...
An astounding tale of courage, belonging and endurance from a master storyteller and winner of the prestigious Newbery Award. Tree - ear has a dream. He has watched the master potter Min take a lump of clay and shape it into a thing of beauty. For Tree - ear the transformation is a miracle. Someday he wants to perform such a miracle himself. But you cannot just walk up to a master potter and ask him to teach you his craft, especially if you're an orphan like Tree - ear. First Tree - ear must prove he is worthy of Min's time and teachings. So he asks the honourable master if he can work for him, without pay, for the privilege of being near such talent. Tree - ear has taken his first step toward his dream. If Tree - ear takes it one hill, one valley, one day at a time, maybe he'll be able to make his dream come true.
New. 148 pages + notes, an interview, and previews. Book in new condition--from my store inventory. In twelfth-century Korea there lived an orphan boy, Tree-ear. He lived with Crane-man under a bridge in a potters village until the day he snuck into Min, the master potter's workshop and broke a pot. Newbery Medal winner. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 6 oz. Category: Children; ISBN: 0440418518. ISBN/EAN: 9780440418511. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 603130.
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A wonderful, imaginative story about an orphan boy set in China in an ancient dynasty. The tale follows the boy as he develops a growing curiosity about the most mysterious potter in the town. Full of adventure and surprise, with a satisfying ending.
Nov 4, 2010
Great for all ages!
This tale, so very beautifully woven in detail by Linda Sue Park, teaches the value of true friendship. A trust that only can come about through enduring hardships and a love that grows out of respect as one overcomes seemingly insurmountable challenges. There is something for everyone; art lover, adventurer, soul seeker, person of faith... And of course there is the clash between the simple/good and greedy/evil...
This is a great tool for teaching self esteem where there may be struggles in comparing the tangible wealth of others...
Read this book, let it touch you - I promise you will not be disappointed!
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