A Single Shard (Audio Cassette)
Listening Library, 9780807207017
Publication Date: January 22, 2002
Read by Graeme Malcolm
Approx. 3 hours, 45 minutes
Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters’ village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter’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–until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min’s irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself–even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min’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.
Graeme Malcolm currently has a featured part in the Broadway musical, Aida. He's read tons of audio books, including Merrick by Ann Rice for Random House Audio.
Praise For A Single Shard…
“Intrigues, danger, and the same strong focus on doing what is right turn a simple story into a compelling read. . . . A timeless jewel.”
–Kirkus Reviews, Starred