The Tea Dragon Society
Available for the first time in paperback, The Tea Dragon Society is the two-time Eisner Award-winning gentle fantasy that follows the story of a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Webcomic
ALA Rainbow List (2018)
2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids Comics Winner
Amazon.com's Best Comics & Graphic Novels (2017)
School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels (2017)
"A manga-flavored fairy tale just the right length to pair with a cup of tea." -- Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel)
"Undeniably whimsical and extremely cute." -- Kirkus
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, the beloved and 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.
by Rachel Tribout
The story of Greta, a part goblin, part human blacksmith apprentice and her friends. We follow her on her journey as she discovers the world of tea dragons and its dying art.
I enjoyed this graphic novel for so many reasons! The characters are interesting and non-traditional, but it is incidental to the story, which I find refreshing. Greta’s mum is a strong goblin blacksmith, her dad is a gentle looking human, one of her mentors is in a wheelchair and in a loving relationship with his companion dragon tea master.
I love how it values the beauty of traditions and craftmanship, shows a deep respect for beauty, and all through the books the characters demonstrate kindness and wisdom. The pace follows the seasons and the connection to nature is implied through the story but also conveyed beautifully by the illustrations. This is a short graphic novel, that would be accessible to a seven year-old but its emotional maturity would extend to a ten year old.
Publication Date: 31-Oct-2017
Publisher: Oni Press, Incorporated