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 care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends...

Details The Tea Dragon Society

TitleThe Tea Dragon Society
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherOni Press
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Dragons, Lgbt

Reviews The Tea Dragon Society

  • Lola
    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. G...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    hello this is the best little book in the whole entire universe can i please have 20 more books set in this world plz
  • Sam Quixote
    A fantasy world where tea leaves grow on tiny dragons and kids pootle around. No, I don’t see a story there either!! Just because a book is aimed at youngsters, doesn’t mean it should get away with being boring and inane. Honestly: NOTHING happens in The Tea Dragon Society! A couple kids become friends, a pair of adults relate how they met and everyone sits about drinking tea. What was the point of this book – “love is nice”?! There’s...
  • Calista
    This is a cute Middle grade graphic novel about Tea Dragons. Tea Dragons are small counterparts to full size dragons and they can't take care of themselves. They also grow tea leaves out of their heads like Chamomile or Ginseng, etc. These leaves are special and magic.The art is lovely and a little like anime. The story is good and simple. I wanted more development. I did enjoy this little read.I would like to see more of this world.
  • David Schaafsma
    7/21/18 update: The Tea Dragon Society is the winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for kids 9-12! Yay, Katie O'Neill!12/14/17: 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 (What do you mean you don’t know what a tea dra...
  • 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 ...
  • [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!
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  • Alison
    OMG I LOVED THIS SO MUCHMy only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! The illustrations are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and it is a lovely story on top of that.It is about friendship and love across ages, genders, and statuses. It deals with having responsibility and carrying on traditions. I especially loved the dragon descriptions at the end! I just want one so bad.
  • Cam (abookeater)
    A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI 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 p...
  • Amina
    This graphic novel is about the importance of keeping traditions in a fast changing world. 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 (t...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    This is so beautiful and soothing. Every page is intricately laid out, with tons of little detailing. I would be happy to have any spread in this framed and hung on my wall.
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more manga and graphic novel reviews @ 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. ...
  • ❈ laura ❈
    “Memories don't just live inside you, Minette. They live in all the people and objects you share your life with.” ✰✰✰✰This story revolves around Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, when she discovers a lost tea dragon. She returns it to her owner and she learns about the art form of tea dragon, while she befriends him, his partner and Minette, a shy girl with a past.I think after reading this that Katie O'Neill is one of my favorite graph...
  • Melanie
    The Tea Dragon Society 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 ra...
  • Shari (colourmeread)
    Oh, this was the CUTEST BOOK EVER. Sometimes you just have to review with a .gif so here's one that captures how I felt while reading:I basically didn't know what to expect from this, but after seeing some of the art from the book, I had to read it!I love dragons. And tea. So baby dragons AND tea just...As if the art and the dragons weren't enough, it also comes with a heartwarming story. At its core O'Neill writes about two arts that are no long...
  • Lexie
    I want a tea dragon. Can I have a tea dragon? THRY ARE MY NEW FAVORITE KIND OF DRAGON.----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 a...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    I OFFICIALLY WANT MY OWN TEA DRAGON. Preferably Jasmine, Peppermint or Chamomile. HOLY CUTE!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SO ADORBS.
  • Amy Leigh
    There is so much beauty in this book. It made me want a tea dragon of my own! I love the dragon index and care instructions on the back. A story of how kindness freely given returns a bigger kindness. I do hope there will be more Tea Dragon Society books!
  • Julie
    Y'all. This art work is STUNNING. The cast has different species, races, and sexualities. The story is sweet and heartwarming and I'm just. Obsessed with these dragons.
  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    I will gladly and boldly say that this is my favorite graphic novel! The art is breathtaking and the story is so magical and heartwarming. What a gem, I wish I would of read this sooner.
  • laura (bookies & cookies)
    GORGEOUS ARTWORK. Greta is reluctantly learning how to be a blacksmith from her mother, when she discovers a lost Tea Dragon in an alley, saves him, and learns about the dying art of Tea Dragon caring, befriending Hesekial, a wise tea shop owner, Erik, a retired adventurer, and Minette, a girl with a mysterious past, even to herself. It was a delight to absorb, but not quite enough substance to enthrall me.
  • Yaiza
    This was so pure and sweet and heartbreaking at the same time? We don't deserve it
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! So along with me love of the sea, I also have a fierce love of dragons. This be graphic novel. I never read a graphic novel before as I am not a visual person and wasn’t sure if the medium would work for me. But the cute cover and subject matter kept luring me back to looking at this one. Then I read this post by milliebot @ milliebotreads. She does an awesome series where she does, in fact, judge books by their cover and ...
    What an adorable little graphic novel! While the story felt like it could have been fleshed out a touch more, I really liked the illustration style and the concept and the characters. I also love the whimsy of a world with tea dragons, and would love to have one of my own - preferably chamomile, ginger or earl grey.
  • Jenny
    I LOVED THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL.Katie O'Neill's art style is stunning and comforting. And within these few pages, she painted a cozy fantasy world of charming and diverse characters. She reminded me of the beauty and the importance of learning and remembering our roots, both in memory and practice. To lose them would be a tragic loss of incredible magic, whether your world is scented with tea dragons or tea bags. There isn't much of a plot in this boo...
  • Sara
    A lovely, sweet little graphic novel with a kindhearted story and gorgeous artwork. So ethereal and beautiful. I would've loved to own a physical copy as a kid and just read and re-read this until the binding and pages wore down. Kid magic!I also loved the ambiguity of sexualities between the characters and the diversity in skin colors. So progressive and necessary for young readers to see that all shapes, sizes, colors, sexualities and physical/...
  • Lucy
    This was made available on NetGalley as a Read Now title. This is an honest review.Okay so this comic is so beautiful and I cried through the entire second half.I don’t even really know how to describe it except to say that it’s about learning skills that would otherwise be lost, (also a little about the changes in society that cause the loss of those skills), loss of memory and the effects that has on the person affected, discovering yoursel...
  • Lata
    Loved this sweet and gentle tale of Greta the young blacksmith-in-training who becomes involved with Hezekiel and Eric and their young charge Minette, and all the tea dragons they care for. Greta learns valuable things from her mother the blacksmith as well, while learning about tea and the Tea Dragon Society.The illustrations are beautiful and the story's tone is quiet and lovely.
  • Cherise
    This adorable story follows Greta as she's learning from her mother how to be a blacksmith. One day, while in town, she finds a small tea dragon. She manages to get it to safety and her father tells her who the owner is. When she returns it, she's asked if she would like to learn how to care for tea dragons. In this adventure, she meets Hesekiel and his partner Erik, and Minette, who has trouble remember things, but who she befriends.This is hone...