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The Sprite and the Gardener by Joe Whitt, Rii Abrego

iamjamface's review against another edition

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3.0

Beautiful artwork!

A simple story but a nice read

advarisary's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

arianamadison's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

joghansah's review against another edition

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fast-paced

2.0

harleyqueen's review against another edition

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lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

Adorable book about a sprite wanting to help grow a garden and working together to make it look beautiful again 

notnaru's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

iqra_saif's review against another edition

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lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.5

annieb123's review against another edition

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5.0

Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

The Sprite and the Gardener is a beautifully illustrated gentle tale of friendship and mutual respect by Rii Abrego & Joe Whitt. Released 11th May from Oni Press, it's 88 pages and is available in hardcover and ebook/comiXology formats.

This is *such* a beautifully told story. I was completely captivated. The art is perfect for this story, lightly whimsical and ethereal. There is a misty quality which reminds me in some ways of the best of this style of drawing, P. Craig Russell and Linda Medley for example. In some ways the sweetly whimsical and gentle storytelling style reminds me a lot of Katie O'Neill's Tea Dragon Society books and I would heartily recommend this one to fans of any of the above artists/authors.

Five stars. One of my better reads this year and a good selection for public or school library acquisition as well as all-ages reading.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

zoekatereads's review against another edition

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4.0

Another short and sweet graphic novel with a lovely story and beautiful messaging ✨

There was such important messages in this story. It showed how sometimes a task might be too much, and we don't have to do things alone - it's okay to ask for help! Working together can be so rewarding and this was definitely the case in this story.

“Oh, I wonder... I was trying to fix the whole thing at once... But maybe it needs to be done one step at a time? I can do this... I can do this!!”

aceg268's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25