Review: The Tea Dragon Society

The Tea Dragon Society

Katie O’Neill

Publisher: ONI PRESS
Publication date: Jan-2019
Date Started: 16-Feb-2019
Date Finished: 16-Feb-2019
Format: paperback
Pages: 60
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel
ISBN: 9781620106365
Source: OwlCrate 


“From the award-winning Owlcrate author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society , a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.”



This book was a surprise addition to my monthly Owlcrate subscription, and it is delightful!  This adorably illustrated graphic novel is about appreciating the ways of the past in our evolved society.

Greta is learning her mother’s craft of blacksmithing when she stumbles upon a tea dragon. She returns it to its home and starts to learn the craft of tea dragons. She eventually falls in love with Min and learns a lot, and forms a bond with her tea masters Hesekiel and Erik.

These characters are beautifully illustrated in an easy to follow story line. The drawing style helps, instead of hinders, the flow of the story. The color scheme is very light and inviting. I completely recommend this graphic novel!

About the Author

“Katie O’Neill is an illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. She is the author of Princess Princess Ever After, The Tea Dragon Society, and Aquicorn Cove, all 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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