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The Tea Dragon Society Hardcover – 31 Oct 2017
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"Undeniably whimsical and extremely cute." (Kirkus)
"A gentle fantasy perfect for introducing young readers to graphic novels." (BookList)
"This warm and funny story would be a wonderful addition to most graphic novel collections. It quietly illustrates and normalizes a variety of family situations and personal identities." (Kelley Gile School Library Journal)
"The magic of the world is in the forefront as the novel and color palette move from season to season, beginning and ending with spring. Greta's story is soft and sweet, a journey of growing love and friendships." (Shelf Awareness)
"Old crafts are falling by the wayside in the enchanting fantasy world of O’Neill’s second graphic novel, following Princess Princess Ever After. Part goblin, part human, Greta, a girl with brown skin and squat horns, is learning her mother’s trade of blacksmithing, even though swords aren’t used for much anymore. After rescuing a tiny tea dragon that has gotten lost at the market, Greta starts learning how to care for these creatures, whose horns sprout leaves that are harvested for tea. O’Neill sets her story over four chapters, one for each season, gradually expanding Greta’s world and her understanding of it. Colored in a palette of warm greens, pinks, oranges, and blues, her delicately drawn panels hum with a subtle romantic energy, particularly when Greta learns the backstory between the two remaining members of the Tea Dragon Society, a goatlike creature named Hesekiel and his strapping, wheelchair-using partner, Erik. (There’s also a whiff of burgeoning romance between Greta and Minette, a girl with unreliable memories who is also learning to care for the dragons.) A quiet, charming story of nurturing friendships and traditions." (Publisher's Weekly)
About the Author
Katie O'Neill is an illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. She is the author of Princess Princess Ever After and The Tea Dragon Society, both from Oni Press. She mostly makes gentle fantasy stories for younger readers, and is very interested in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.
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While I am a little underwhelmed by the story, I am completely SOLD on tea dragons and would very much would like a little green tea dragon of my own!
The thing about this story is that it's really lovely and simple, but it's done in such a fantastic way that I fell in love with it. And also my 6 year old is starting to read chapter books, so I figured he's ready to read this. Because I need someone else to read and enjoy this as much as I do.
I follow webcomics often, there's a whole bunch of them that I really like. But it's rare that I'll want a physical copy of a story even after I've already read it online. So that's how much this story stood out to me. I wish I could put into words how much I absolutely adored it.
Although I'm not sure how likely it would be, I would very much love to see more from this particular world. But it's also perfect as is. I am also going to need to get her other book, Princess Princess Ever After, at some point in my life. I'll also totally blame the purchase on my son... even though both books are going to be staying in my room.
Anyway, all of you need to read this one. Because I said. It's truly fantastic. Give into my whims!
This story is broken down into five parts; one for each season and then an epilogue. And during Spring, an apprentice blacksmith, Greta (who is getting trained by her mother), rescues a little dragon outside! Greta’s father recognizes the little dragon and knows who his owner is. And once Greta goes to return the little dragon, she gets an invite from the owner, Hesekiel, to come and learn all about the Tea Dragons!
Tea Dragons are basically just mini dragons that grow different herbs alongside their horns! And all the names of the dragons are because of their different herbs. The dragon that Greta saves is named Jasmine, but we also meet Rooibos, Chamomile, and a few others during the duration of this book.
Greta learns all about Tea Dragons, but also learns about a society that Hesekiel and his husband, Erik, are the last remaining members of. Greta also meets Minette, who is a young girl who was training to be a prophetess and is now having trouble remembering things. She left home, and is now working with Hesekiel and Erik, while also making a beautiful friendship with Greta.
But this story is truly about friendship, and how important it is to find a place in the world that will surround you with unconditional love. This is also a story about honoring the past, and traditions, and cultures, and not forgetting where you come from. And ultimately, this is a story about balancing those two aspects and living a life that you’re proud of and that makes you happy.
Overall, I loved this more than any word combination I could come up with. Friends, if you are looking for a beautiful book, with even more beautiful messages, that star people of color, and people with disabilities (someone in a wheelchair and someone living with memory loss), and LBGTQIAP+ characters, then look no further. This was nothing short of a treat to read, and I hope you all pick it up. Also, I desperately want my own Tea Dragon companion now.
I follow the artist, Katie O'Neill (or strangelykatie) on Tumblr and was so excited to find out that she had published actual books of her comics! The artwork is gorgeous and makes me feel like I'm living in a magical, whimsical pocket dimension. The story in this book is also beautiful and uplifting. Honestly, that's what I love the most about Katie O'Neill's work. Her stories are full of friendship, kindness, compassion, and love. They represent all different kinds of people learning to grow and trust each other. This story and Katie's other book, Princess Princess Ever After, are some of my go-to cheerful stories that make me smile when I'm feeling sad. I'm so grateful to have these books in my life!
Also! It has a cute little guide to the care of tea dragons at the back with 8 types of tea dragons and little illustrations and descriptions of them.