The Tea Dragon Tapestry
Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she question ...more
1.) The Tea Dragon Society ★★★★★
2.) The Tea Dragon Festival ★★★★★
*.) Aquicorn Cove ★★★★
”You feel like you’ve lost your path. It’s natural to be sad… it’s alright to let those feelings wash over you, and give them time to soak into the earth. That’s when things start to grow again.”
This entire series is just so special to me, and this newest installment is probably my favorite thing by Katie O’Neill to date. The Tea Dragon Tapestry t ...more
It's common knowledge amongst my friends, family, and many people who watch my videos that I'm more than a little in love with the Tea Dragon series. Katie O'Neill's art style is my absolute favorite of all time. I love the dreamy, cozy atmosphere and the soothing color palette. I love the wholesome characters and, most of all, the tea dragons. (I even bought myself a Chamomile plushie because I am a responsible adult who wants to prete ...more
representation: queer relationships and characters, characters of colour, disability rep (character who uses a wheelchair), different body shapes/types.
[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]
An absolutely stunning conclusion to my favourite graphic novel series of all time. As per ...more
my review for The Tea Dragon Society (Book 1)
my review for The Tea Dragon Festival (Book 2)
...remember, that you are already whole.
This was truly perfect.
For one, the art has gotten even better if that’s possible. The colour work truly enhances every scene and Katie O’Neill knows how to create moods and atmospheres so beautifully. Every colour is so rich and every panel truly draws you into the story. I’d love nothing more but to jump into this world and be a part of it.
“It sou ...more
5/5 STARS!!!(: ...more
Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange ...more
The Tea Dragon Society was the winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for kids 9-12! Yay, Katie O'Neill! It was followed by The Tea Dragon Festival.
Entitled The Tea Dragon Tapestry, this third volume that appears to conclude a trilogy maintains the tone and warmth of the original and deepens the reach of the ...more
This was just as lovely and wholesome as the previous ones 💕
While it dealt with heavier topics than the last two books, it did so in a very uplifting (and not patronizing) way. This whole series is the perfect example of something written for kids that is also perfect for all adults but especially queer ones who didn't get to read this type of story with a queer found fa ...more
"If you do not make something your heart us completely happy with, you will never be able to accept the result, whether it is success or failure."
This book made me tear up at 3 in the morning,, what more can i ask for?? i mean literal footage of me reading this book would show me being the exact equivalent of this emoji (🥺)
Everytime i read a Katie O'Neill book i say "that's it!!!!!! that's the cutest book she's ever written!!!!" and then she releases another one and proves me wrong.
Both the ...more
"The Tea Dragon Tapestry" was such a wonderful installment in this series. The first book "The Tea Dragon Society" blew me away with beautiful art, loveable characters, and a great story. This graphic novel was no exception and I am so glad that I got approved for this ARC as it is one of my most anticipated reads for the year. Overall I would highly recommend starting this series! ...more
It was so good to be back with these characters in this final chapter of this lovely graphic novel series. I loved how both Minette and Greta had their own storyline and things to solve and I'm happy with the conclusion this series has got. Also, tea dragons are still the cutest creatures ever!
Katie O'Neill never disappoints when it comes to drawings, they're breathtaking and the colours she uses ...more
The Tea Dragon Tapestry reunites old and new characters: Greta, Minette, Rinn and Aedhan, it was great to see everyone once again. This one may be my favorite for its tender and thoughtful exploration of grief, care and love.
Greta is ...more
Thank you so much Netgalley and Oni Press for the review copy!
This book was amazing! Just as amazing as the first one! I loved Min and Greta and all the tea dragons so much. My heart broke every time I saw Ginseng being sad, which means that I grew so attached to the characters. This story is beautiful and magical, and I loved every bit of it. The artwork is absolutely fantastic! ...more
I've had to do a lot of self care this week, so getting approved for one of my most anticipated graphic novels of the year was absolutely perfect timing. These graphic novels are beyond comforting; they feel like such a safe space, and the art is so stunning and adorable and soothing. You know the feeling of lowering yourself into a ...more
A lovely conclusion to a very wholesome series. It was as cute as diverse and as beautiful as the others. I feel the story wasn't as interesting, so it lacked on that part and it felt a bit less intriguing, but I'd still say it's a decent conclusion. Definitely would like to reread it as finished product because the format of the arc didn't give it justice. It was very hard to read it with having just the art and then the dialogue wasn't as clear as ...more
This book focuses on Greta, a blacksmith-in-training, who has been taking care of the little tea dragon, Ginseng, for a year. Her friend Minette works in Hesekiel’s store. Erik now stays with Hesekiel ...more
“It made me feel, for a moment, envious of someone who had the freedom of mind to make something that exi...more
They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I totally did! The cover is absolutely stunning and drew all of my attention in when I saw it. Of course, then I read the description and found out more about the book, but that cover is attention grabbing! I love it! Bright oranges, reds and pinks all make for a really nice colour scheme. I also adore the cute, little dragons inside at the beginning of the book. So adorable!
This is a great g ...more
Pandemic getting you down? Read an O'Neill book and watch your mood do a one-eighty.
Bad skin? Clears right up the second you see a tea dragon.
Depression? We don't know her, we only know adorable squeals and wholesomeness.
I can't even put into words how The Tea Dragon Tapestry made me feel. All I can tell you that I gasped at illustra ...more
(Thank you to my Mum for typing this on my behalf).
I absolutely adored this graphic novel, Katie O'Neill continues to improve her art style and story telling with every new release. The artwork is beautiful and colourful, and I wanted to inspect every panel to really appreciated all the fine details. The themes were explored masterfully despite it being such a short read. I really connected with the idea of grieving ...more
Greta has been taking care of Ginsberg the tea dragon for a year now, and he's sti ...more
This book is touching story about how everyone copes differently with grief, sadness, and growth.
And those tea dragons are SO CUTE!!!!
Many thanks to Oni Press for the complimentary e-copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in ...more
The Tea Dragon series is one of the cutest I have ever read! From the stories, the morals and the gorgeous illustration style, I absolutely adore them! The Tea Dragon Tapestry is an incredible story of growth, grief and love. My only fault is that I wish it was longer!
On an Instagram post 17th December 2020 the author shared that they use they ...more