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Aquicorn Cove
Aquicorn Cove | Katie O'Neill
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Unable to rely on the adults in her storm-ravaged seaside town, a young girl must protect a colony of magical seahorse-like creatures she discovers in the coral reef. From the award-winning author of PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER and THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY comes AQUICORN COVE, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love. When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much shes missed the oceanand the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. Lana rescues an injured Aquicorn and cares for it with the help of her aunt, who may know more about these strange creatures than she's willing to admit. But when a second storm threatens to reach the town, choices made many years ago about how to coexist with the sea start to rise to the surface. Lana realizes she will need to find the strength to stand on her own, even when it means standing up to the people who she has always relied on to protect her.
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A beautiful graphic novel with gorgeous illustrations 😍 and a important message.

5/5

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Kenyazero
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I absolutely adored this book! Here's a creative shot I took of it for the review I posted to Instagram!

Did I mention that The ending also has a beautiful look at ocean stewardship and finding a balance between stewardship and people's economic wellbeing?

#Comic #Middlegrade #Ocean #Stewardship

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Kenyazero
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A girl and her dad visit their old island home to help clean up after a massive storm. While there, the girl learns about the complex, delicate balance between protecting ocean ecosystems and sustaining economic growth, which her fisher aunt has forgotten. I loved this beautiful #MiddleGrade book. Great inclusivity too! This book may be hard for anyone who has lost a parent. #Environmentalism #GraphicNovel #Ocean #LGBTQCharacters #LGBTQAuthors

ozma.of.oz Oh! Is this the same author/artist who did the Tea Dragon Society? 😍 2y
Kenyazero @ozma.of.oz Yes! And it's just as charming and beautiful as their other work. 2y
ozma.of.oz Excellent! Time to go buy myself a new book! 😁 2y
Kenyazero @ozma.of.oz Yes!! 2y
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Lindy
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A cute and uplifting graphic novel that clearly draws connections between unsustainable fishing practices, the destruction of coral reefs, and the impact of climate change on coastal communities. 3 pages of facts about reefs are in the back matter. Love the combination of real humans with magical beings, the lesbian representation, and the sweet art. #AllAges #NewZealand #graphicnovel #kidlit #LGBTQ

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Lindy
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Auntie Mae has muscles! I like seeing lesbian role models like this in books for kids.

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Lindy
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Adorable #endpapers

LeahBergen So cute! 2y
Lindy @LeahBergen Katie O‘Neill‘s superpower is cuteness in her art! 2y
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Lindy
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This uncaptioned panel at the start of the book led me correctly to believe that our environment would be a topic in this graphic novel aimed primarily at children. What surprised me is that neither the issue of smoking nor of tossing rubbish on the ground is ever addressed. Instead, the heroic lesbian aunt is portrayed as a smoker without additional commentary and the environmental issues focus only on the sea and climate change. Unusual.

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Crystal83
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This is the third book that I have read by this author and I absolutely love her books. It is so sweet with a wonderful storyline and the artwork is amazing!!!!

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ju.ca.no
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Cute book about Lana, who has lost her Mom to the stormy ocean and is now helping her aunt‘s village to rebuild after another heavy storm. She also helps her aunt to see that the village needs to stop using plastic nets for fishing, as it destroys the reef. And there are the cute Aquicorns living in the ocean💕 the drawings are the cutest! The message is great too - lovely and quick ⭐️book 4/5

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ju.ca.no
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I‘ve ordered something off Amazon and needed a book so that I didn‘t have to pay postage. Oh nooo! Luckily I found one book I wanted😂😂😂😂😂

This looks SO cute! And I‘ve seen people on here post about the Tea Dragon Society often, so I‘m super excited to read this😍😍😍

Tanisha_A That does look very cute 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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I made it to 100! I will get a few more in before the year ends but yay!

tpixie amazing congratulations 🥳📚🥳 3y
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
AmyG Yay. 🎉 3y
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Sace Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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sprainedbrain Hooray!! 🥳🥳🥳 3y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Cute children‘s graphic novel. I preferred her earlier Tea Dragon Society as this felt a little heavy handed with its message, but it‘s a beautiful color palette again with adorable images. #24b4Monday

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Lizpixie
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Cuteness overload! What a sweet story with such beautiful art. A young girl who lost her mother in a storm, returns to her seaside village a few years later to help her aunt clean up the latest storm damage. But while walking near the rock pools, she finds a little creature washed up by the waves. A cross between a unicorn & a seahorse, she takes care of it until not just the aquicorn is healed. Adorable! #24B4Monday #readathon

Andrew65 A great review. 3y
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kathytrithardt
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This is the most pure, delightful wee graphic novel I have ever read.

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Egleason
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While I‘m on the hold list for tea dragon society #graphicnovels

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bookswithbec
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Super cute book! I like the Tea Dragon Society a little bit better. The graphics are so cute! I love them! The story was adorable!

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hissingpotatoes
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4/5⭐ Adorable, heartwarming, meaningful, and completely accessible to all ages. The message was a bit preachy/unsubtle, but given its importance I really can't fault the book for it. #NEWTsReadathon2019

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I love Katie O‘Neill‘s style and stories. So different, and the illustrations are magical. I‘ve enjoyed all three I‘ve read by her and can‘t wait for the next one this fall.

Gina Awwwww man that's precious 3y
gibblr @Gina the endpapers are also adorable ☺️ 3y
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booklover3258
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I thought this was an extremely cute graphic novel. Loved the underlying message about saving the coral reef by not using plastic fishing nets. Great artwork!

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BookishShelly
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I loved The Tea Dragon Society (and looking forward to the sequel this fall) but this one was underwhelming and preachy (even if I fully agree with the sermon). However I still consider it a pick because I am much older than the target market and I think kids will like it.

alanacristin Just picked this up from the library! And i just ordered a card game based on the tea dragon society 😍😍😍 ask excited for that sequel 😱😱😱 3y
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt7 This is the new graphic novel from the writer of The Tea Dragon Society, which was the cutest & sweetest comic I‘ve ever read. While that one was full of the most adorable tiny dragons this has magical seahorse-unicorns. Could they be any more wonderful! Lana & her father return to their seaside home after a storm to find a colony of aquicorns needing help.🦄

CoffeeCatsBooks This is on my list to get! I even got the Tea Dragon card game, which is so cute. 3y
Katerina I was just about to say that that style looked very familiar 💜💛💙 3y
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Brie
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Another cute story with magical creatures from the creator of the Tea Dragon Society, this time with an environmentally conscious message about coral reefs and the ocean. Touches on themes of community, grief, and loss as well but the pastel pictures keep it light.

Christine Ooh, the aquicorn is the magical creature I didn‘t realize I‘ve been needing my whole life! 🌊 🦄 💕 3y
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juliegumdrop
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Katie O‘Neill‘s illustrations are gorgeous. #middlegrademarch #middlegrade #graphicnovel

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juliegumdrop
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Here is my #TBR for #middlegrademarch. I raided my kids‘ bookshelves and ordered a few from my #library. I usually read about 4 books per month, but thought since they are children‘s books that I would likely be able to read a bit more. Are you reading any #middlegrade books this month? Are there any in this pile that you have read and would recommend I prioritize? Any titles I should add to this #stack? #bookstack

alisiakae My daughter owns so many of these! Serafina and Walk Two Moons are both fantastic! So is Coraline, and my daughter just read Fever last month for her small book group at school and thought it was really good. Doll People is okay, but not our favorite from the books we have read in your pile. 4y
alisiakae I‘m also curious, what is #middlegrademarch? 4y
juliegumdrop @4thhouseontheleft Over on YouTube, there are several booktubers reading a slew of Middle grade books during the whole month of March. I‘m not sure where the idea originated, but I‘m game. Thanks for your recs; I‘ve been meaning to read Fever for literally almost 20 years (and I used to live in Philadelphia) so that one is definitely a priority. 4y
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sblbooks I love middle-grade. I thought it was May, so I was going read all middle grade in May. 4y
sblbooks I recommend Fever 1793. We are reading The Birchbark House for #mgbuddyread this month. 4y
juliegumdrop @sblbooks I‘ve been trying to get my daughter to try The Birchbark House but no luck yet. 4y
sblbooks It was an interesting book, but it was sad in parts. 4y
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pocketmermaid
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The art in this book is so wonderful, it fills my heart with joy. 🧡

wordzie 🙌 joy 4y
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silentrequiem
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I am wavering between a pick and a so-so because I came with really high expectations. I loved The Tea Dragon Society, so expected to be blown away by this too. It was nice but I didn't feel drawn in and connected to the story like I had to her other book. A very important environmental message, though, and gorgeous art.

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glitterkitty459
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❤️Katie O'Neill❤️
A really sweet book touching on tough subjects like grief and climate change and ocean conservation
👍🌊 🐠 🐙 🐚
#katieoneill #aquicorns

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xicanti
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Katie O'Neill creates the sweetest all-ages comics, y'all. Her latest is all about love, community, and responsible ocean stewardship, with adorable undersea unicorn-dragons and unconventional merpeople thrown in for good measure. Her art is enchanting, as per usual, and her story made me tear up, also as per usual. I'm so glad contemporary kids have access to such lovely, layered work.

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xicanti
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I lied when I said I'd made my last library haul of 2018. This is the actual, absolute last one, with a Michelle West chunkster from the discards sale as my final 2018 purchase (probably). I stocked up on all sorts so I don't have to mark any of 'em as New Acquisitions when I balance out my January reading. 😉

Casey thinks they all smell SUPER GOOD. He was especially drawn to Aquaman.

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faelinwolf
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The most adorable endpaper! ❤❤❤❤ #endpapers

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heidisreads
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If you‘re still looking for “the right” book for an awesome mid-elementary age kid who might have loved #Amulet or #narwahlandjelly - grab this one!

#comics #graphicnovel #kidlit #christmasshopping #booksforchristmas #reading

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RealLifeReading
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A young girl and her dad visit her aunt who lives on a small island that‘s been hit by a storm. Lana discovers a baby aquicorn, a seahorse-like creature and she nurses it back to health. It is a tale of loss and grief - Lana is learning to cope with the death of her mother. And also one of the environment - the underwater creatures‘ homes are being destroyed by overfishing and pollution. And all accompanied by O‘Neill‘s gorgeous illustrations.

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SkeletonKey
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The Tea Dragon Society is one of my favorite young reader‘s graphic novels so I was pretty excited to read this one. The artwork is lovely but the story felt a little more forced and the relationships seemed less impactful. Still lots to look forward to, interesting characters.

#graphicnovels

Clare-Dragonfly I think I‘d like to read all of Katie O‘Neill‘s books just for the art! 4y
SkeletonKey @Clare-Dragonfly - The art is fabulous! 4y
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rachelsbrittain
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An adorable children's comic about family and helping your community with a strong environmental message. This is the 3rd comic I've read by Katie O'Neill and each one has been equally adorable. So cute and sweet!

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ericarobynreads
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Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill is a beautifully illustrated story about a little girl named Lana and a quick trip back to her hometown that teaches her some wonderful lessons. Such a cute read! I highly recommend it!

My full review here: https://www.ericarobynreads.com/2018/11/graphic-novel-review-aquicorn-cove.html?...

#middlegrade #graphicnovel

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MCYmermaid
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Excited to read the latest from Katie O‘Neill.

ApplesandSpindles I love her work! I don't have this one yet, but I have flipped through it. Tea Dragon Society was so sweet and beautiful. 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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3.5⭐️ This book was not what i was expecting based on title and cover. It is a lovely graphic story about why you need to be kind to the ocean and any creature that might live there. The story is simple, but has meaning. The illustration spot on, and reminds me of a soft Studio Ghibli piece. The only thing I didn‘t like was that Aunt was a smoker, and it seemed to be constant. It‘s a small thing, but it irks me, which makes that book not as good.

GondorGirl I love Katie O'Neill's other books, so I'll probably read this one. But I'm sad you weren't crazy about this one. Have you read her other stuff? How did this one compare? 4y
LibrarianRyan @GondorGirl I like the tea book. And I usually like her books. This one was just not a hit for me n 4y
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ThatLibrarianLady
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Book two of the #reversereadathon complete! With such a cute cover, I wasn‘t expecting this to have so much depth. It‘s really a story about dealing with grief and depression and also taking care of the world around us. Lovely.

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eloreads
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Beautiful art and writing. Tells a compelling story about a young girl who has lost her mother. Definitely recommend to pick up when it comes out!
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This book completed:
✨ the letter O- #litsyatoz (17/26)