The Color of Earth

The Color of Earth

Graphic Novel - 2009
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First love is never easy. Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, watching as their customers - both neighbours and strangers - look down on her mother for her single lifestyle. Their social status isolates Ehwa and her mother from the rest of the people in their quiet country village. But as she gets older and sees her mother fall in love again, Ehwa slowly begins to open up to the possibility of love in her life.In the tradition of My Antonia and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, from the pen of the renowned Korean manwha creator Kim Dong Hwa, comes a trilogy about a girl coming of age, set in the vibrant, beautiful landscape of pastoral Korea.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781596434585
Characteristics: 319 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Na, Lauren


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Jul 07, 2014

A lyrical and delicate coming-of-age manhwa. The artwork is sometimes beautifully detailed, other times it's simplicity speaks more words than are written. Overall this is a very sweet story, and it touches certain topics in a nice and realistic manner through the perspective of a growing child. I love how differing perspectives of both a grown woman (Ehwa's mother) and a young girl (Ehwa) are shown to express different points of view to the reader. Overall this is a really cute and beautiful piece of work.


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