Review : The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

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Title: The Tea Dragon Festival
Series: Tea Dragon #2
Author: Katie O’Neill

Comes out: September 18th (Digital) & September 17th (Print) 2019 by Oni Press

Genre: children’s book, graphic novel, light queer/non gender tones

Note: The colors in my screenshots may look different then in actual life/your reader.


Blurb: Revisit the enchanting world of Tea Dragons with an all-new companion story to the two-time Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society!

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 enchanted sleep… but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.

Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Katie O’Neill delivers another charming, gentle fantasy story about finding your purpose, and the community that helps you along the way.


Thoughts: LOVED IT! I really liked how sign language was used in this and the light nod to a certain pair that was not in your face in that they liked each other. It was extremely subtle they did not come out and say it but it was implied in 2 scenes and no one cared. There is another touch of orientation but again subtle. The artwork was so pretty, I wish I had cousins old enough to read this I would get it for them. This book is great for adults who do not know how to converse with their child on maybe family members/friends/their children on love is love/orientation or disability. Note: I have not read the earlier book that a certain pair is older in.
This is a voluntary review and I don’t get paid for this review.

4★ –

Here’s some of my favorite scenes:

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