The Color of Earth
First love is never easy. Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, watching as their customers – both neighbors 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... show more
First love is never easy. Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, watching as their customers – both neighbors 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.
Publish date: March 31st 2009
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Banned Books
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Series: Color Trilogy (#1)
Worth looking at for the art alone, which is both stunning and intimate. There are whole pages that are mostly white space with a single element, and it gives the whole book a dream-like quality. I didn't like the story as much as the art, though there wasn't really anything wrong with it. It's sort...
What a lovely, expressive manhwa. :)The Color of Earth looks at a girl, her relationship with her mother, their place in their world and her growing awareness of her body and sexuality. It's a peaceful, slowly paced story about people and their interactions.The art is absolutely lovely, and the char...
A pinnacle part of growing up is the discovery of sexuality. What is it? What does it mean? What is sex? What is love? And how does everyone coexist with all this sexual tension?! It's difficult to remember what it was like when childhood curiosity first leads a person to begin asking questions. In ...
I love the cover of The Color of Earth, and it's the reason I even picked it up at all. Then I opened the book and was swept away by the captivating story of a little girl who is growing up and learning about love and life.Ehwa is seven years old when we meet her, and she's found out that the villag...
The artwork is absolutely beautiful and the story is very sweet! I would highly recommend this 1st in a 3 vol series and must confess was very surprised to find the author was a man.
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