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The Tea Dragon Festival

(Tea Dragon #2)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  5,325 ratings  ·  1,399 reviews
Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchan ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Oni Press
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ARC acquired at Book Expo in exchange for an honest review.

“Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value. You find it effortless because you love it, and that is why it is your gift.”

Most of you know, that I fell head over heels in love with The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill last year, so when I got my hands on an ARC of this, I knew I had no option but to read it and fall in love with it immediately. And, dear reader, that is exactly what happen
This was just as beautiful, whimsical, diverse & cute as The Tea Dragon Society. This made me feel so happy & cosy.

I got an ARC of this from Oni Press at BookExpo. It comes out September 17th!
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
My new favorite thing 😭 Katie O’Neill just has a lovely way of making everyone feel special and not just in that ‘you’re you and there’s no one like you’ cliche way but in the ‘you should be proud of you’ kind of way and it may seem like a small difference but it really makes it all the more better
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer
Absolutely adorable. Katie O'Neill can do no wrong in my eyes.
C.G. Drews
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Comics by Katie O'Neill just fill me with such deep happiness and peace that I want everyone in the world to read them. 😭💛The art is so so beautiful and magical, especially the foresty parts here...I felt like they were glowing off the page?! And the overall softness of the style the warm colours, and the expressions that so perfectly capture emotions (they're lovingly surprised faces when kindness happens just makes my heart swell). Look, I definitely am not an artist, but I can appreciate art ...more
Whitney Atkinson
Thanks to Oni Press for the advanced review copy!

Katie O'Neill can do no wrong. This book was so stinking cute from the art style to the positivity to the inclusivity and the dragons. I think I enjoyed it better than book one. This world is so magical and transporting and uplifting, and I love how people of different genders and sexualities and disabilities are seamlessly folded in. There were certain panels in this book that spoke to me so much as an adult even though this is written for childr
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated and charming. This is my first book by Katie O'Neill, but now I would really like to try to find her previous work, which I'm sure is going to be fantastic.
Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, 2019
"Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value. You find it effortless because you love it, and that is why it is your gift."

A stunning addition to my favourite graphic novel series of all time. It's worth the read for the art alone. It's absolutely S T U N N I N G ✨

The story itself is so beautiful and heartwarming with effortlessly diverse characters. The main character uses they/them pronouns, sign language is used within the story, there's a m/m side romance an
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I’ve loved everything I’ve read from Katie O’Neill so far, and this was, of course, no exception. It was so lovely to return to the world of the tea dragons, and I can’t even describe how pleased I was that, despite mostly following new characters, we get to spend a little more time with (much younger versions of) Erik and Hesekiel. ♥

This was every bit as precious as I thought it would be, and it added in something new: sign language! Some of the characters actually use a mixture of spoken word
David Schaafsma
More adorableness and heart-warming Tea Dragon Society world from Katie O’Neill in New Zealand, which I have yet to visit but I know must be full of magic and natural beauty. Oh, I know about that mosque massacre, but O’Neill creates an almost aggressively peace-loving antidote to hate that is less (again) about narrative and more about world-building principles for living in love and harmony. And tea, yep, expect a companion volume soon of tea dragon teas (from he antlers of the dragons, duh!). ...more
Amy Imogene Reads
5 cute stars

This is one of the most precious, wholesome things that I've ever read and I will definitely be pulling this sweet graphic novel out again on a gloomy day.

Art: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★
Plot: ★★★★★

Following Katie O'Neill's smash hit The Tea Dragon Society, The Tea Dragon Festival expands on the world of tea dragons and the villagers who care for them in this sweet story that can be read as a standalone companion.

Rinn is an aspiring cook in her village. One day, while foraging for mushr
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I want to thank NetGalley for sending me and advanced digital copy of this book.

There is a small village, among the mountains, where people live a peaceful life, collecting food from the forest and taking care of the moody, naughty, wonderful tea dragons. What a surprise they'll have when, one day, they'll find a full-size dragon who's been asleep for 80 years and declares his duty to take care of the village and all its inhabitants!

This comic is a companion volume to the well-known and well-lo
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Pokemon, Toy Breed Dogs, Cuteness
"Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value. You find it effortless BECAUSE you love it, and that is why it is your gift." pg. 82

Once more we return to the cute and cozy world of tea dragons! These small domesticated pets are a lot of work but provide tea and memories to people.

If you own a 'toy' dog you might get more out of this book than non-toy-dog owners. The tea dragons are quite similar to toy-breed dogs.

O'Neill is famous for her LGBTQIA+ characters and this
This book is better than the last, in my opinion. The world expands and we meet a real dragon in this story. She has a dragon form and a people form.

It's a sweet world and the tea dragon's remain saccharine cute. I wonder if this will have another sequel?

Great art and a soft, gentle story.
Julie Zantopoulos
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely precious graphic novel. Katie O’Neill just can’t go wrong with their messages and art-they’re both stunning.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
oh to be a dragon with the ability to shift between dragon and human form so easily

book 1 of the reading rush: read a book completely outside of your house.
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The ARC of this graphic novel was provided by the publisher Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Tea Dragon Festival
is a companion story to the beautiful The Tea Dragon Society and let me assure that this volume is as stunning as the first one. The colors are gorgeous and the illustrations are to die for. This story is set before the events of The Tea Dragon Society since we can see a much younger Hesekiel and Erik. I also loved the new characters that were introdu
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
So, so, so cute! Really enjoyed this prequel story. It just made my heart so happy to be back in this work again!
★★★★★ | Colourful, lovely and heartwarming!

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Honestly, every time I read a Katie O'Neill story I wish to have kids just to read it to them. And I'm not planning kids.

I love the Tea Dragon world and little Tea Dragons but in this one, we have Rinn, a brown non-binary person, finding an ACTUAL dragon while gathering wild herbs and vegetables in the forest. There are also some characters from the last story and Deaf representation (with the whole village being able to use sign language!).

The Tea
Vicky Again
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think in a technical sense this was a superior story than the companion, THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, but I also loved how THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY was more flowery. This was a little more plains-y mountain-y.

But had the floofiest grumpy tea dragon ever and I love that dragon with 99% of my heart.
Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
someone hold me 😭💕 i loved this way too much

Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

What an utterly delightful story, and what a gift to the world is Katie O'Neill!

The Tea Dragon Festival is a companion-prequel to The Tea Dragon Society and it follows Rinn (they/them), who is an aspiring cook, and a Dragon (not a small tea dragon!) who's been asleep for too long. We also see a young Erik and Hesekiel in their bounty hunters days and they're just as cu
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2020
The story and the art truly make my heart so happy. I can't even express how sweet and wholesome this book was. The art style is truly stunning I feel like I need to go back and appreciate each panel a second time. The story is so positive and uplifting and it had some important messages that I really needed to hear. It just makes me feel all fuzzy and warm inside I love love loved it.
Erica ♋️✨📖
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This graphic novel series is becoming one of my favorites the tea dragons are just so adorable 😍 ✨🐉
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
Thank you to Oni Press and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.

I’d heard everyone raving about The Tea Dragon Society earlier this year so when I got the opportunity to read this beauty early I of course took it.

This whole book just feels so warm. There is really no better way to describe it. It just brings such a smile on my face. The soft and warm colors work so well with the art style and the story. I had to get used to
Julia Sapphire
-beautiful art style
-cute romance
-memory loss element

this. was. beautiful.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this more than the first one! The Tea Dragon Festival is a companion prequel to the graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society, featuring both old and new characters and just as many adorable dragons. The art is gorgeous (and there were fungi and beautiful woods! I loved that a lot.)

This time, the story follows a genderfluid main character who loves gathering food from the forest, and a confused dragon who woke up after eighty years of sleep. The story was cute, but what made it truly stand ou
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five stars ∗

just as lovely and cute as the first one! i was a little sad to see that it didn’t follow greta and minette, but i loved the new characters and the new story! i’m hoping that there are a few more volumes to these books, because i simply love the idea of tea dragons (and bc the art is so beautiful)!
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value. You find it effortless because you love it, and that is why it is your gift.”

2nd time reading: 5/5 except i have it physically now and its soooo cute :3
Rachel (Kalanadi)
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-releases, comics
Sweet, gentle, and gorgeous. Love the diversity as well, including non-binary and deaf representation!
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Katie O'Neill is an illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. She is the author of Princess Princess Ever After, The Tea Dragon Society, and Aquicorn Cove, all from Oni Press. She mostly makes gentle fantasy stories for younger readers, and is very interested in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.

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“Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value.

You find it effortless because you love it, and that is why it is your gift.”
“Maybe all the creatures in this forest used to live for thousands of years, and it didn't realise how quickly time passes for humans.

It was just proud of something it loved.”
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