Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch8217;ulp8217;o, a potters8217; village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter8217;s craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated 151; until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min8217;s irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself 151; even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min8217;s work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Classics, Historical / Asia, General, People + Places / Asia