Curiosity killed the cat, but for Tree-ear it got him the chance that will change his life forever. Tree-ear is an orphan boy who is still learning the good and bad of life. His most favorite thing is to watch Master potter Min at work. One day he went to go see him but he wasn't there, so he decides to take a peek. Instead he accidentally broke one of his vases. To pay up for the vase he works for Min until it is payed for. Then after Tree-ear decides to work for Min daily and learns many things along the way.
Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960, and grew up outside Chicago. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was read.