A Single Shard
Publish date: 2003-02-11
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
A very short and simple audio book. Actually, a bit too short to really get into the story. As soon as I finally started enjoying the character and the plot it ended. One of the better Newberry books out there but still not a favorite. Young Tree-ear is an orphan living in Korea. His master works ...
The beginning was pretty slow, and it didn't really keep my attention. However, I'm glad I kept reading it. The ending was worth it.
Tree-ear is an orphan living in 12th century Korea. His only friend in the world is Crane Man, who has taken care of Tree-ear since the boy was deposited in the village as a child, and they live together, poor, hungry, under a bridge. Crane Man has a bad leg, so he cannot work, but he has taught T...
I picked this up because it was a Newbery award winner, and because I'd rather enjoyed another book by Park, "When my Name was Keoko," which deals with more modern Korean history. This story is also set in Korea, but in the 12th century. It tells of an orphan boy, Tree-Ear, who gradually becomes ass...
I read this a couple of years ago at the urging of some of my students. It was a magnificent read, all the more so because it had been students who encouraged me to read it.It was even better this time. That is one of the marks of an outstanding book for me, a book that bears up under the pressure o...