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2. Linda Sue Park Born in Urbana, Illinois 1960(outside of Chicago) Daughter of Korean immigrants First published in a children's magazine at age 9 when she wrote the following haiku: In the green forest A sparkling, bright blue pond hides. And animals drink. (Trailblazer magazine, Winter 1969) 3. Career and Personal Life

  • Public-relations writer for a major oil company
  • Worked for an advertising agency in Dublin, Ireland
    • While there she met a "handsome Irishman who swept her off her feet
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language to college students
  • A food journalist
  • She eventually realized she that she really wanted to write books for children and in 1997 began writing her first book, Seesaw Girl.It was published in 1999.
  • "Today she lives in upstate New York with the Irishman, their two children, and a dog."
  • (www.lindasuepark.com)

4. Other books written by Linda Sue Park include.. Novels and Picture books. Seesaw Girl was her first book; published in 1999.Kite-making, kite-flying, and competition cause sibling rivalry. In 17 thcentury Korea young girls are not allowed outside their homes. Jade Blossom continuously looks for ways to change that. Under Japanese rule Koreans were forced to change names. A 7 thgrade project causesconflict for a Korean girl. A catchy rhyming book about a Korean recipe, astaple of Korean family life.(Includes recipe) Sounds people make from around the world to express things of distaste, laughter, & surprise. A rabbit explores a garden of colors before going home to nap and dream about rainbows. Set in 18 thcentury Koreaa young boy must carry out his injured fathers responsibility to light the signal fire thatwarns the king of danger. Household animals use onomatopoeic words to tell readers what they say.Diverse languages from around the world are used and labeled. 5. www.lindasuepark.com

  • Reading and writing philosophy
  • Mrs. Parks borrows ideas from other writers and adapts them to suit her own style.
  • Katherine Paterson
    • Writing 2 pages every day
  • Lois Lowry
    • Outline for writing
    • Character, Quest (external & internal), complications & choices, climax, conclusion, and change

6. BOOK CRITIQUING Linda Sue Parks advice

  • Plot
    • Is the story interesting?
    • Do you want to read on?
    • Do the scenes develop toward a solution and do they connect?
  • Characters
    • Does he/she have a clearly defined problem?
    • Are the characters believable?
    • Do they have flaws or are they too perfect?
    • Do you care about the characters and do you cheer them on?
  • Writing
    • Is the writing invisible or are the techniques evident?
  • Reading
    • When youve finished the book do you say, This is one of the best books I have ever read?
    • Do you want to tell someone about the book?


  • Cover Illustrator:RICK LIEDER
  • Rick initially studied and worked in the sciences; it was not until the early eighties that he began to express his individual vision as an artist in a variety of media, including photography, painting, sculpture, and beginning in 1986 through the relatively new medium of the computer.
  • His fine art has been exhibited in a variety of galleries in Michigan and Canada, and the State of Michigan's Art in Public Places program purchased eleven of his photographs for permanent installation in Lansing.
  • Rick has worked for agencies and
  • publishers coast-to-coast. His art
  • has appeared on book and magazine
  • covers for publishers such as Bantam
  • Doubleday Dell, HarperCollins,
  • Berkley Books, Penguin Publishing,
  • and Simon & Shuster, including
  • covers for the
  • X-FilesTV series books.
  • ( www.dreampool.com &www.whc2000.org )

8. www.dreampool.com ] 9. AWARDS FOR A SINGLE SHARD

  • 2002 Newbery Medal Book
  • 2002 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • 2002 ALA Notable Book for Children
  • 2001 Booklist Editor's Choice
  • 2001 Capitol Choices Selection
  • (http://www.capitolchoices.org/welcome.asp)
  • 2001 School Library Journal, Best Books of the Year
  • 2001 New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and
  • Sharing(http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer)
  • 2004 Sequoyah Book Award (OK)
  • (http://www.oklibs.org/sequoyah)


  • Cooperative Children's Book Center
  • Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2001 (starred review)
  • Publishers Weekly, March 5, 2001 (starred review) (
  • ALA Booklist, April 2001 (starred review)
  • School Library Journal, (May 2001) (starred review)
  • http://eduscapes.com/newbery/02a.htm


  • Reviewer: Timothy Haugh(New York, NY United States)
  • A short time ago I wrote about how I find the Booker Prize to be one of the few awards that consistently recognizes truly excellent books. The other award that I think does as well is the Newbery Medal. As always, there is varying quality even among the winners of this award but I found this book to be one of the best of the best.
  • First of all, I always appreciate books that take me to places I've never been. Certainly, this story of twelfth century Korea does that. Additionally, it describes various processes of pottery-making, something else with which I was not very familiar.
  • Most importantly, however, this is a story filled with wonderful characters.
  • This is a beautiful story which is well worth reading--and that includes any "adults" who might be reading this. Remember, if you can't read a "children's book" and enjoy it, then your child should probably not be reading it either.
          • www.amazon.com

12. Reviews

  • Park's writing incorporates terms and techniques of ceramics: The potters dig and prepare clay, throw and mold pots, fire vessels in a wood-burning kiln. And then there are the glazes - especially Korea's famous celadon. Even the color itself is illusive, "for although it was green, shades of blue and gray and violet whispered beneath it, as in the sea on a cloudy day."
  • http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0307/p21s02-bogn.html

13. A SINGLE SHARD BY Linda Sue Park 14.

  • Tree-ear was so called after the mushroom that grew in wrinkled half-circles on dead or fallen tree trunks, emerging from the rotten wood without benefit of parent seed.A good name for an orphan, Crane-man said.If ever Tree-ear had had another name, he no longer remembered it, nor the family that might have named him so. pg 7
  • woodear mushroom = black fungus= tree ear mushroom
  • Chinese markets carry fresh or dried pieces of this tree mushroom. You're supposed to soak or simmer the dried chips until they soften, and then rinse them carefully to remove any dirt. They're not very flavorful, but they have an interesting texture and are believed to have medicinal benefits. (www.foodsubs.com)


  • It spends such a long time in devotion standing on
  • one leg that its legs have become quite thick.
  • Although a fairly common bird, people considered
  • white cranes as holy and spiritual.
  • An old Korean legend views cranes as
  • symbols of nobility, serenity and peace.
  • When they saw my leg at birth, it was thought I
  • would not survive. Then as I went through life on
  • one leg, it was said that I was like a crane.But
  • besides standing on one leg, cranes are also a symbol
  • of long life.Crane-man had outlived all his
  • family and, unable to work, had been forced
  • to sell his possessions one by one, including,
  • at last, the roof over his head.Thus it was
  • he had come to live under the bridge.
  • pg.7

Crane-man 16. Celedonwww.lindasuepark.com 17. The Rock of the Falling Flowers The Kum River called the Paengmagang River where it loops around the city of Puyo. The cliff as seen from the river (above), and one of the pavilions in the park at the top of the bluff.www.lindasuepark.com 18. Themes

  • HOPE

19. KOREA Approximate area Where Tree-ear lived Approximate area Tree-ear went totake Mins potteryto the King. The journey would have taken at least 3 days