Saturday, August 26, 2006

Book Review: A Single Shard


A Single Shard

By Linda Sue Park

This young reader’s chapter book bears the golden seal of the Newberry medal and rightly so. A young orphan boy called Tree-ear comes of age in ancient Korea. The book instills a sense of virtue, and illustrates what hard work, dedication, and courage can do for a child. Shard is well written, fast paced, and is tough to put down.

Though a children’s book, the story hits a note of familiarity with adults as well – it is an excellent read. Read this book with your children or read it for your own enjoyment.