Tea and Dragons, seriously? This book was one of those that I just had to have and I treated myself to it for this payday.
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a 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.
Let’s start by saying that the illustrations are gorgeous and the characters are interesting (some human some not, very aesthetic either way and so cute). The story starts with Greta learning her mum’s trade, blacksmithing and doing her best to keep it and learn it so it isn’t forgotten (because people have quicker better ways to do things now).
Also the dragons are really cute, I want one of every kind (plus, tea is awesome and I’d love to have tea dragon tea). There’s a little appendix at the end which explains how to take care of a tea dragon and the different varieties.
All in all highly recommended cute graphic novel with a sweet look and lovely artwork. Plus, yes, I love tea!