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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Mini Review)

tea dragonsTitle: The Tea Dragon Society
Author: Katie O’Neill
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Fantasy
Publisher: Oni Press
Date published: October 18, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 72
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes 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.

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– My Review –

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unnamed (6)This book was one of the sweetest things that I have ever read! And it was definitely the sweetest and cutest graphic novel that I have ever come across. It’s 100% suited for all ages, as indicated, ranging from children to adults! The art was very pleasant to look at, and just put a smile on my face the entire time. Most of the colours were pastels, and really easy on the eyes, while the darker scenes were pleasant to look at as well. There was nothing that I would consider scary in this book, but might recommend that parents with children who scare easily,  look it over first, just in case (plus you’ll have fun doing so, and will likely end up reading the whole graphic novel because you’re having so much fun).

unnamed (4)The plot of The Tea Dragon Society is not too complex, but there is definitely some mystery there, and a depth that can be explored with future titles. I found the whole idea of the tea dragons to be very unique, and well thought-out. This graphic novel gave me the cute and cozy feeling that I used to get while watching Pocket Dragon Adventures as a child! So nostalgic. I was certainly intrigued by the book to begin with, but even more so after reading the first few pages! I had meant to only read one of the chapters, but ended up plowing through the whole graphic novel in one sitting. I definitely recommend this book for readers of all ages!

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– Purchase Links –

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You can order this graphic novel directly from the publisher, and you get the cutest Chamomile dragon plushie (shown above) included with your order!

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THANK YOU FOR READING MY REVIEW! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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