The Color of Earth, Volume 1

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Macmillan, Mar 31, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 319 pages

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.


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This was delightful! Gorgeous art, and the translation seams are invisible (I get really annoyed when the English sounds obviously translated). It's very much about a young girl growing into her ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

I got to say the book surprised me, it's not what I expected, though I should have known from the cover, the girl is standing shyly but she's holding her skirt high. It's a coming-of-age story about a ... Read full review


The Stinky Poo Tree
Chapter Three The Gourd Flower
Chapter Four The Tiger Lily
Chapter Five The Camellia Seeds
Chapter Six The Spring Rain Tells Me to Blossom into a Flower
Chapter Seven Love Is in the Air
Chapter Eight The Scent of Fresh Young Greens
Chapter Nine A Young Heart
Chapter Ten Unrequited Love
Afterword Painting the Lives of Women with Rain and Flowers by Hwang MinHo

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About the author (2009)

Kim Dong Hwa is the author of many graphic novels - or manwha, as they are called in Korea, where he lives. His books include the popular work My Sky and the literary piece The Red Bicycle .

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