The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
This book is a prequel to the lovely Tea Dragon Society, and I almost didn’t realize where it fit in the series until the very end of the book. Obviously, these two stories were connected. But it had been a second since I read the first one.
Rinn is a delightful character, who’s the village forager, but she doesn’t feel her skills are quite useful. Thus, she’s always trying to do other jobs, like perhaps becoming a cook. For her, this is a journey of self-discovery and seeing how she — and everyone else in the village — work together to create a harmonious society. Continue reading “The Tea Dragon Festival Graphic Novel Review”
Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
I will read anything by O’Neill. I love her queer fantasy stories aimed at children. I may not be the audience, but they are incredibly enjoyable.
O’Neill’s art is gorgeous. Everything is kid-appropriate, and this story is perfectly shown through the eyes of Lana, a small child being raised by her single father. Continue reading “Aquicorn Cove Graphic Novel Review”
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
What a lovely book. The Tea Dragon Society is a middle reader graphic novel, but certainly delightful for all ages. I’ve previously read Princess Princess Ever After, and this has a similar charm.
O’Neill’s art is whimsical and beautiful. The character reveal themselves, their intentions, and their relationships with each other through thoughtful design and pacing. The story unfolds with the art as critical as the writing itself.
The story centers around a young goblin named Greta. She’s training to be a blacksmith. Continue reading “The Tea Dragon Society Graphic Novel Review”