What a delightfully well-crafted book. A simple and well-told story about Tree-ear, a boy who grows up, goes on a journey, and becomes a new person. He even gets a new name. Park’s research, carefully described in her author’s note, allows her to create a remarkable world. And it all ends with a single vase. The book makes me want to see a potter at work and to see some Korean Celadon pottery.

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