What is the theme of A Single Shard?

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Linda Sue Park's A Single Shard tells the story of a young homeless orphan boy called "Tree-Ear" in twelfth century Korea. He begins working for a perfectionist potter and eventually becomes his apprentice.

The story clearly values hard work, selflessness, honesty, and respect. Tree-Ear eventually gains his goal of becoming Min's apprentice by being hardworking and honest and respecting...

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