The Color of Earth

The Color of Earth

Paperback - 2009
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The story follows daughter Ehwa, who lives in rural Korea, from age seven up as she discovers the physical differences between boys and girls, grows into young womanhood and undergoes her initial confusing experiences with attraction and romance.
Publisher: New York : First Second/Roaring Brook Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st American ed., English-language ed.
ISBN: 9781596434585
Characteristics: 319 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Na, Lauren - Translator


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In this manhwa (Korean comic), Ehwa and her widowed mother run a rural tavern in 1800s Korea. As Ehwa comes of age, can the two women both find happiness and fulfillment?

August 2015

Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group.

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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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