A Single Shard

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The book A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park, is one of the best books I have ever read with the genre consisting of historical drama. Tree-ear, the main character, is a parentless, 12-year-old child who was raised under a bridge by a kind man with a crippled leg who went by the name of Crane-man. Despite this obviously poor life Tree-ear lived, he had one day that he looked forward to that he called, “throwing day” a day when a very skilled potter named Min spun a beautiful clay vase to Tree-ear’s enjoyment. One throwing day Tree-ear was caught watching Min’s work when he thought that Min was not around, and accidently dent the uncooked piece of clay after dropping it from surprise. Min, who was very angry at this, punished Tree-ear by making

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