Tree-ear is an orphan in twelfth-century Korea. He lives under a bridge with Crane-man, a homeless widower who has taken him under his wing. Tree-ear hasn't got many prospects, but he is fascinated by master potter, Min, who lives in the nearby village. Secretly watching Min work, Tree-ear longs to be a potter himself. He persuades Min to let him do little jobs, until one day he has the chance to provide a service for him - one that could bring glory to Min and the village and fulfil his own dreams. But there are others seeking glory and many obstacles for a young boy to overcome.
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Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard, and many other novels, poems and picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and gave a popular TED talk called Can A Children's Book Change the World?More about Linda Sue Park