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🚲The Red Bicycle (La Bicyclette Rouge) by KIM DONG HWA - Publishing date October 18, 2005: (Korea

"The Red Bicycle" (also known as "La Bicyclette Rouge") is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Kim Dong Hwa, a renowned South Korean author and artist. It is the first installment in the "Color Trilogy" series, which also includes "The Color of Water" and "The Color of Earth." The trilogy beautifully portrays the coming-of-age journey of a young girl named Ehwa in a rural Korean village during the 20th century.

"The Red Bicycle" focuses on Ehwa's childhood and her experiences as she grows up in a picturesque countryside setting. The story explores various themes such as love, friendship, family, and self-discovery. Throughout the narrative, the red bicycle serves as a metaphor for Ehwa's blossoming emotions and desires.

"The Red Bicycle" and the entire "Color Trilogy" have received critical acclaim both in South Korea and internationally. The series has been praised for its lyrical prose, evocative artwork, and its ability to depict the universal emotions and experiences of adolescence. It offers readers a glimpse into Korean culture, traditions, and the challenges faced by individuals navigating their personal growth in a changing society.


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