A single shard of pottery is all it takes to change destiny. Read this remarkably beautiful tale and see how.

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Linda Sue Park

I've been struggling for days over what I could possibly say that would ever truly encapsulate this masterfully crafted book. Some books hold so much meaning and beauty (as well as joy and adventure) that it's impossible to explain them in just a few short words.

A Single Shard, a Newbery Award winner, is one such book. Basically, the plot tells of a young orphan's desire to become a master potter in a community where you may only learn a craft from your father. It's about the people he finds to help and love him in a world that harshly excludes him because of his poverty and low status.

A Single Shard speaks of the healing of a heart hardened by loss; it speaks of the power of hope and perseverance against all odds to achieve a goal. In essence, it's about how little it takes to open a door to someone's life. How our small gestures may sometimes provide a tiny sliver of hope, of love or even of healing to someone, and in that gesture we offer the gift of transformation. This is a remarkably beautiful story, one that will surely become a classic over time.

(Note: These books are considered ''Imperfect'' as they have a black ink mark either on the top or bottom of the pages. Publishers often do this when a book goes out of print.)

(Ages: 9 and up)

#9963 - Paperback Book - 160 pgs
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