The Tea Dragon Society

Katie O'Neill (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Oni Press
Publish Date
October 31, 2017
Pages
72
Dimensions
11.8 X 8.7 X 0.6 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781620104415

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About the Author

Katie O'Neill is a self-taught writer and illustrator based in New Zealand. She's interested in nature and all kinds of creatures, mindfulness and finding joy in everyday life. Her graphic novels for children, which include The Tea Dragon Society, have won Eisner, Harvey, and Dwayne McDuffie awards, and have been featured on the ALA Rainbow List.

Reviews

"Undeniably whimsical and extremely cute."--Kirkus
"A gentle fantasy perfect for introducing young readers to graphic novels."--BookList
"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
"This book is wonderfully inclusive, and depicts a distinct and expressive cast of LGBTQIA characters and people of color."--School Library Journal