Author: Linda Sue Park
Summary:Orphaned Tree-ear longs to learn the fine Korean art of celadon pottery. Though he is permitted to haul wood and clay for a master potter, Tree-ear is dismayed to learn that the craft itself is passed strictly from father to son. All seems lost until a request from the royal palace sends Tree-ear on a journey which may bring him not only the craft he desires, but the family he never had.
Review:Both characters and the art of the pottery were finely detailed and realistic, and thorough research into Koryo celedon is evident. Though it started off a touch slow, I liked this story immensely when I had not expected to. I was sympathetic to Tree-ear and fascinated with the details of the pottery craft.