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by Tong-hwa Kim

illustrated by KIm Tong-hwa


School Library Journal:

Gr 10 Up- This manhwa concludes this quietly moving trilogy about Ehwa and her mother. Ehwa is in love with Duksam, who left at the end of The Color of Water (Roaring Brook, 2009) to make his fortune so that he could come back and marry her. Actually, he also left to escape the men who wanted to punish him for destroying the property of the old man who tried to take Ehwa for himself in volume two. Most of this book takes place in the village with the two women pining for their men and talking about men and nature and flowers and trees. Hwa’s black-and-white illustrations are once again stunning, simple at first glance but on closer examination they are amazing in their detail. The Color of Heaven can stand on its own as an enjoyable read, but it is an absolute must for readers who have devoured the earlier volumes.–Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library –Andrea Lipinski (Reviewed November 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 11, p143)


  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens: 2010


10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Family, Graphic Novel