A Single Shard (Newbery Medal Book)

by Linda Sue Park | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0395978270 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMmeClintonwing of South Berwick, Maine USA on 2/12/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMmeClintonwing from South Berwick, Maine USA on Sunday, February 12, 2006
to be read.... comments later!

Journal Entry 2 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Monday, July 06, 2015
"The gentle curves of the vase, its mysterious green color. The sharp angles of the plum twigs, their blackness stark amid the airy white blossoms. The work of a human, the work of nature; clay from the earth, a branch from the sky. A kind of peace spread through Tree-Ear, body and mind, as if while he looked at the vase and its branch, nothing could ever go wrong in the world." Such is the quality of the prose in this Newbery Award winner which tells the tale of a young orphaned boy who dreams of becoming a master potter in 12th century Korea. The author Linda Sue Park has done a lot of research to craft this young adult novel, and I found it delightful and well as educational, as I know next to nothing about Korean history, celadon pottery, the myths surrounding foxes, the social systems of medieval Korea... and in addition, there are charming heartwarming characters such as Crane-Man who shares his under the bridge home as well as his stories with his young abandoned protégé. Honesty, hard work, overcoming trials and tribulations, and the realization of dreams all combine to create a lovely story.

Journal Entry 3 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Sunday, October 18, 2015
comments already below! I am putting this book aside for Neuilly, who has it on her wish list.

Journal Entry 4 by wingMmeClintonwing at When Pigs Fly Company Store And Pizzeria in Kittery, Maine USA on Friday, February 26, 2021

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