This companion to Eisner Award-winning The Tea Dragon Society is another delightful middle grade graphic novel, adding to the mythology of the miniature tea dragons not only with a couple of new Tea Dragons, but also a full sized dragon. Dragon Aedhan has awakened from an eight decade slumber, found by villager Rinn, who along with her uncle Erik and his partner, Hesekiel, are not only involved in preparations for the Festival, but also assisting Aedhan in discovering the magical cause of his extended nap. O’Neill’s Silverleaf is a wonderful example of community, brought to life by both the story and her illustrations.
"A lovely, gentle fantasy." –– KIRKUS
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.
"Gentle, inclusive, and heartwarming, The Tea Dragon Festival will bewitch existing fans and new readers alike." - Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker)
About the Author
Katie O'Neill is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. She is the author of Princess Princess Ever After, Aquicorn Cove, The Tea Dragon Society, The Tea Dragon Festival, and Dewdrop, 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.
"True to her characteristic style, the charming, full-color panels bring to life this feel-good middle-grade tale of community and purpose." — Kirkus
"Comforting, inclusive, and peaceful, The Tea Dragon Festival is a refreshing dose of the best things in life." — Foreword Reviews
"Comics by Katie O'Neill just fill me with such deep happiness and peace that I want everyone in the world to read them." — C.G. Drews
"Gentle, inclusive, and heartwarming, Tea Dragon Festival will bewitch existing fans and new readers alike." — Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker)
"The Tea Dragon Festival is a story as warm and comforting as a home-cooked meal, and drawn with genuine affection for all its characters and the peaceful, verdant world they share." — Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies)