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By Linda Sue Park

Tree-ear, an orphan, lives less than a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters’ village famed for gentle celadon ware. He has develop into occupied with the potter’s craft; he wishes not anything greater than to observe grasp potter Min at paintings, and he goals of creating a pot of his personal sometime. while Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated–until he reveals hindrances in his course: the backbreaking exertions of digging and hauling clay, Min’s irascible mood, and his personal lack of awareness. yet Tree-ear is decided to end up himself–even if it capability taking a protracted, solitary trip taking walks to provide Min’s paintings within the desire of a royal fee . . . whether it capability arriving on the royal court docket with not anything to teach yet a unmarried celadon shard.

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