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.
jacket art by Tseng, Jean and Mou-sien. Very Good in Very Good+ jacket. 8vo-Over 8"-9" Tall. Signed by Author 152 pp, grey boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, dj yel-orange-red-white-brown wraparound color illustration w/green lettering on the spine, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Newbery Medal sticker on the front cover, stamped on top & bottom edges "Driscoll R²BC"
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Juvenile. Signed by Author Clean, bright and tight. May be unread. Gift giving condition. Signed by Park on title page. Summary: Newbery award winner, about a Korean village where pottery is the main occupation.
New in New jacket. Juvenile. Signed by Author Although unread, there is slight edge and shelfwear. Signed and inscribed by Park on the title page. Summary: Set in twelth century Korea, a young boy becomes a potter's apprentice.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First printing (full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Grayish paper-covered boards with a decoration (a bird in flight enclosed in a circle) embossed on the front board. This decoration is repeated on the title page. Ex-library, but with only the following defects: Library name stamped on the top and bottom edges. Two paper labels on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has a spine label and rear panel library barcode, and is laminated. An otherwise fine, apparently unread copy.
Near-Fine in Fine jacket. SIGNED 1ST PRINTING with full numberline and no medal on jacket. Includes PHOTO from event. Condition as new except for one item: front endpaper has two blank bookplates across top of page. In new archival mylar. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.
Very good. First Edition, First Issue. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal for this juvenile fiction book, of a young Korean orphan boy named Tree-ear who longs to become a master potter like his hero Min who creates beautiful masterpieces. This copy with four line inscription signed by Park at front free endpaper and with signed card laid in. Fine in Fine dustjacket.
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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