The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill

The Tea Dragon Society

From the award-winning 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 car...

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The Tea Dragon Society Reviews

  • Lexie

    I want a tea dragon. Can I have a tea dragon? THRY ARE MY NEW FAVORITE KIND OF DRAGON.

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    Hands down one of the cutest, most heart warming graphic novels I've read this year. I greatly enjoyed PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER and looked forward to this next title that involved two of my favorite things in the whole world: Dragons and Tea.

    And like with PRINCESS at the core of this graphic novel is the notion that family, love and friendship comes in all sorts of ways when you least expect it. In PRIN

    I want a tea dragon. Can I have a tea dragon? THRY ARE MY NEW FAVORITE KIND OF DRAGON.

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    Hands down one of the cutest, most heart warming graphic novels I've read this year. I greatly enjoyed PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER and looked forward to this next title that involved two of my favorite things in the whole world: Dragons and Tea.

    And like with PRINCESS at the core of this graphic novel is the notion that family, love and friendship comes in all sorts of ways when you least expect it. In PRINCESS we saw Amira and Sadie work through what was more important to them both before finding that together they were happier. In TEA DRAGON we have Greta, and Minette, two very different girls that are brought together because of the affection they have for the Tea Dragons.

    The graphic novel unfolds over the four seasons, giving vignettes into their lives as their friendship unfolds and deepens into something more.

    Absolutely gorgeous and stunning, something every body should want to share with their friends and loved ones.

  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)

    I OFFICIALLY WANT MY OWN TEA DRAGON. Preferably Jasmine, Peppermint or Chamomile. HOLY CUTE!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SO ADORBS.

  • Melanie

    is an absolutely stunning graphic novel and now I really want my own tea dragon!

    The illustrations in this graphic novel are incredibly beautiful. Everything is so colorful and the artist really gave life to these characters. There are several different species in this story and all of them were absolutely stunning. The best illustrations are definitely the tea dragons, which are so adorable I was squealing in delight and raving about how much I wanted one as I read this.

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    is an absolutely stunning graphic novel and now I really want my own tea dragon!

    The illustrations in this graphic novel are incredibly beautiful. Everything is so colorful and the artist really gave life to these characters. There are several different species in this story and all of them were absolutely stunning. The best illustrations are definitely the tea dragons, which are so adorable I was squealing in delight and raving about how much I wanted one as I read this.

    The story has a very diverse cast, both in the characters' species, histories and their sexualities. Greta, a girl learning the art of blacksmithing, learns about a culture far different from her own when she stumbles upon the world of tea dragons. She's taught the importance of keeping traditions alive in the changing world. She also develops some wonderful friendships over the course of the book.

    After the story ends, there is a section in the back of the book with information about tea dragons and their history as well as facts about the different types of tea dragons. I loved the section that gave facts about a specific type of tea dragon accompanied by an illustration of that species. The different types of tea dragons all had such distinct personalities and they were incredibly adorable.

    Overall,

    was an absolutely adorable read with amazing artwork and I highly recommend it.

  • Cam (abookeater)

    I was so glad to see this on the Read Now section because I'd seen it around on Good reads and it looked perfect for me. I was not wrong.

    This short graphic novel is magical, soothing and beautiful. I loved the diversity of the characters in terms of skin color, disabilities and sexual orientations. Everything was so subtle yet wonderful; I felt immediately at peace while reading it. It's unlike anything I've e

    I was so glad to see this on the Read Now section because I'd seen it around on Good reads and it looked perfect for me. I was not wrong.

    This short graphic novel is magical, soothing and beautiful. I loved the diversity of the characters in terms of skin color, disabilities and sexual orientations. Everything was so subtle yet wonderful; I felt immediately at peace while reading it. It's unlike anything I've ever read before with it's melancholic atmosphere and beautiful and colorful artwork.

    I hope to see much more from this author!

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer

    In the enchanting world of The Tea Dragon Society, Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, rescues a tea dragon and learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care. Seeing her interest kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik introduce her to their craft and through her friendship with their ward Minette she learns how worthwhile it is to her own life.

    Oh the illustrations!! TO. DIE. FOR!! Incredible, really... They totally brou

    In the enchanting world of The Tea Dragon Society, Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, rescues a tea dragon and learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care. Seeing her interest kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik introduce her to their craft and through her friendship with their ward Minette she learns how worthwhile it is to her own life.

    Oh the illustrations!! TO. DIE. FOR!! Incredible, really... They totally brought the world to life for me... I love graphic art like this with the sharp lines softened with the pastel colors.

    I LOVED Greta!! She actually was responsible for maintaining the blacksmith craft of her mother as well. Such a young person is hard to find and I loved her example.

    Minette had a rich back story that I wanted to learn a ton more about. Greta helps Minette purely through her friendship and being aware of how she could help! And you can't leave out Hesekiel and Erik who are the best tea dragon owners... what a lovely couple too, I loved learning about their past together! The diversity of the characters was quite well done and I think more readers will be pleased with that aspect...

    AND THE TEA DRAGONS!! SO ADORABLE!! I COULD CAP LOCK ABOUT THEM FOR PARAGRAPHS!! I CAN DISTILL EVERYTHING DOWN TO THESE WORDS: I WANT ONE!

    As a graphic novel, of course the weakest part of the volume was the story, relationships and the chapter endings. I'm not saying a page of it was bad or not thought out. It's just the format limits what you can show and there was A LOT of time covered in this single volume.

    The book is divided up by seasons and there is a little bit of story for each one. It was a great way to show the passage of time if you were going to cover a whole year in one go.

    The relationships were all adorable but rather shallow. I can see why Greta and Minette were friends and I could see why Hesekiel and Erik were in love even if none of this is explored at length. But why did Hesekiel and Erik like Greta? Why did Greta enjoy going over there? What were the relationships like between tea dragon and owner? SOO much more to explore that wasn't. I have a feeling that Greta and Minette are meant to go the way of Hesekiel and Erik and become friend lovers and I don't mind that at all but I WANT TO SEE THAT LOVE BLOOM!! I don't want to simply show them deciding to be together.

    The plot there was is quite good. I don't mind at all that this is a gentle story and had no battles or angst or bullying to speak of. I do expect though for there to be growth and learning. No one reading this can expect to learn a thing from it if it doesn't mirror their own lives in some way. I get the message that skin color and sexual preference doesn't matter but if that is the sum total of the message then it's hard for kids in our day and age to relate! Greta thought about how she wants to preserve both tea dragons and blacksmithing. Both will take some dedication and I wish this were talked about more. Minette can't just sit in that cabin doing nothing... that's not living! I wish this had been touched upon in some way. I did like however how Hesekiel and Erik having to give up adventuring and even why they adventured together in the first place... was used as a message of its own. We need to sacrifice for those we love! That's not a bad thing or a reason to break up but makes our relationships stronger! Very lovely gentle message!!

    Overall, I hope that there is more coming from the land of the Tea Dragons! Either in other characters in the same world or further delving into a more plot like story with Greta and Minette! An actual adventure would make me quite happy! Also more to do with the tea dragons please!! They can become a part of the story rather than just props in the world.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Art

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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Others

    ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot

    ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tension

    ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Development

    BOTTOM LINE: You will fall in love with the Tea Dragons!!

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  • Amina

    This graphic novel is about

    Greta, a little girl learning the art of blacksmithing finds a little lost tea dragon, as she took him back to his owner, she discovers a new traditionnal art and a new culture and of course, she develops new friendships with wonderful people.

    The illustrations were amazing, very colourful and very alive, and of course, the best one are the tea dragons (they will make you squeak !)

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage

    Reading this book made me want to have my own tea dragon! I love this book so much from the story up to how beautifully drawn the illustrations were! Even though the story is short, readers will definitely enjoy the drawings and yes, even those tea dragons!

  • Romie

    THAT WAS SO CUTE OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

    Yes, I do realise I can't just say that and leave you.

    This story is mostly about taking the time to remember the old ways, remembering them and honouring them because they deserve the recognition.

    It's also about letting go of the past because sometimes trying to hold on to it is hurting you, and you don't deserve the pain, you deserve new and happy memories with people who love you deeply.

    It's about finding your people, feeling at home with them and not car

    THAT WAS SO CUTE OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

    Yes, I do realise I can't just say that and leave you.

    This story is mostly about taking the time to remember the old ways, remembering them and honouring them because they deserve the recognition.

    It's also about letting go of the past because sometimes trying to hold on to it is hurting you, and you don't deserve the pain, you deserve new and happy memories with people who love you deeply.

    It's about finding your people, feeling at home with them and not caring if your life isn't exactly what you had plained it to be, because it's still a good life.

    I loved the art, it's probably my favourite art style ever, it's absolutely beautiful - I loved the way the tea dragons were done.

    I would seriously recommend this graphic novel to everybody, you just need it in your life.

    4.75

  • Lola  Reviewer

    4.5 stars.

    One word: marvelous.

    I can’t think of a single reason why you should not read this cute graphic novel. Actually, I can only think of reasons why you should, because it’s that adorable and wondrous.

    It’s about Greta, a little girl who finds a dragon in need of help. She later discovers it’s a tea dragon and learns more about them as well as the art of making tea itself.

    Dragons! They are so little and charming I want one myself. Granted, they do not play that grand of a role, seeing that

    4.5 stars.

    One word: marvelous.

    I can’t think of a single reason why you should not read this cute graphic novel. Actually, I can only think of reasons why you should, because it’s that adorable and wondrous.

    It’s about Greta, a little girl who finds a dragon in need of help. She later discovers it’s a tea dragon and learns more about them as well as the art of making tea itself.

    Dragons! They are so little and charming I want one myself. Granted, they do not play that grand of a role, seeing that they are unable to talk and this is a pretty quiet story about discovering and appreciating history and culture. But without the dragons this would be banal.

    I sincerely wonder where Katie O’Neill got her inspiration from, because I had never heard of making tea out of the leaves growing atop the heads of dragons before. How peculiar and enchanting!

    This is perfect for children, although I must admit the word ‘‘stupid’’ is mentioned. I have to say I prefer young kids not to be exposed to such words in their reads, but that’s me. Otherwise, this is wonderful and I hope everyone reads it.

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  • David Schaafsma

    I admit I have not yet read Princess Princess Ever After, also from Katie O’Neill (I know! Where was I when the fairy dust was handed out?!). But I am on the bandwagon at last, following the story of blacksmith apprentice Greta in the world of tea dragons (Editor: What do you mean you don’t know what a tea dragon is?!). Well, you like tea parties, right?! And you like dragons, right? so, perfect, there are certain dragons, tea dragons, from which you get tea dragon tea leaves [Editor: What?! You

    I admit I have not yet read Princess Princess Ever After, also from Katie O’Neill (I know! Where was I when the fairy dust was handed out?!). But I am on the bandwagon at last, following the story of blacksmith apprentice Greta in the world of tea dragons (Editor: What do you mean you don’t know what a tea dragon is?!). Well, you like tea parties, right?! And you like dragons, right? so, perfect, there are certain dragons, tea dragons, from which you get tea dragon tea leaves [Editor: What?! You can’t be serious! You aren’t going to tell me you don’t know where tea dragon leaves come from?! From the horns and antlers, silly, where else, duh??!)

    Anyhow, Greta has this like friend, Minette, and they are very different but they are still good friends, and there’s this like tea dragon shop owned by these two gay guys Hesekiel and Erik. Yes, of COURSE you can form your own Tea Dragon Society—ooooooh!—with all your friends, yay! [Editor: This is ALL about the queering of the fairy tale, kids, with disabilities, colors, and sexual orientations.] And ev’ry illustration is A-DOR-A-BLE, ‘course! And I know what you’re thinking: Might Greta and Minette be more than friends, like Hesekiel and Erik!? Ooooh! We’ll just have to wait and see!

    Blacksmiths? [Editor: My grandfather, whose last name was Kuyper (or Cooper, or metal-worker) was a blacksmith, for a time, so I was in from page one!] They were once as important as magicians, as they forged swords and stuff, in the old days. So: traditions, from the Old Days, awesome!

    The question is: How can we hold fast to traditions (like blacksmithing and tea dragon care!) in a world that is changing SO FAST? Read on, I say! There’s not a lot of plot here, but who needs it?! There is way much energy and colors and feels and sweetness to sustain you, if you need these kinds of things, and who doesn’t?!

    And there’s like this cool appendix with info on tea dragon care and societies and different kinda tea dragons--like Jasmine, Peppermint or Chamomile! And the info pages are set up almost already in the form of Tea Dragon TRADING CARDS: I know! Ooooh!! Coming soon! So awesome!

    But seriously, I think it is cute. I am NOT making fun of it! I have a ten-year-old daughter who loves this!! But watch out: You recall what happened when the Teletubbies came on the Scene? Watch out, world! You want a tea dragon now, too, I can definitely tell!

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