Sprite and the Gardener
by Joe Whitt; Rii Abrego
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 May 2021 | Archive Date 14 Apr 2021
Long, long ago, sprites were the caretakers of gardens. Every flower was grown by their hand. But when humans appeared and began growing their own gardens, the sprites’ magical talents soon became a thing of the past. When Wisteria, an ambitious, kind-hearted sprite, starts to ask questions about the way things used to be, she’ll begin to unearth her long-lost talent of gardening. But her newly honed skills might not be the welcome surprise she intends them to be.
The Sprite and the Gardener, the debut graphic novel by Joe Whitt and Rii Abrego, is bursting with whimsical art and vibrant characters. Join our neighborhood of sprites in this beautiful, gentle fantasy where both gardens and friendships begin to blossom.
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Average rating from 275 members
A sweet and charming story about a garden sprite and the gardener she starts to help. This an adorable story about trying to help someone and becoming friends with the unlikeliest of people. The artwork was absolutely beautiful and the story was so charming. It made me want to go out and garden and maybe run into my own garden sprite. A whimsical story that I would highly recommend for everyone! *Thanks Netgalley and Oni Press for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*
**I was provided an electronic ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for honest review.** Joe Whitt and Rii Abrego team up to bring the tale of Sprite and the Gardener to life. The sprites used to help raise plants, which has now become a human task. When Wisteria is caught helping plants grow in Elena's garden, they learn that perhaps there is room for sprites and humans to work together. Everything about this is wholesome, feel-good, and just flat out made me smile. The art style is a stunning blend of romantic and whimsical. The color palette is warm and delicate. Whitt and Abrego absolutely have a lovely story with lots of room to expand. Fans of Katie O'Neill's Tea Dragon graphic novels will not want to miss Sprite and the Gardener.
WOW!! This debut graphic novel is so beautiful! It reminds me of Thumbelina meets Home and Garden. As a child, I always imagined sprites/fairies lived in my titas garden because how could something that beautiful not be created by magic? Well, this graphic novel brings it to life! This novel is about a Sprite named Wisteria who goes back to her roots of taking care of the gardens in the world. This book is all about friendship and the power in that. If you are looking for a cozy read please pick this one up! Ps. the art is PURE PERFECTION!
Thank you to Netgalley and OniPress fro a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Sprite and the Gardener is such a cute soft little comic about friendship and flowers, and would be perfect for fans of The Tea Dragon Society. The colours and illustrations are just so gorgeous and the colour pallette is just so soothing and gentle. Such a fun easy, and uplifting read for anyone needing a little pick me up !!
This book is a magical love letter to gardening! The story, about a garden sprite who helps a young human revive a dying garden, is simple but utterly charming. Rii Abrego’s art is unbelievably pretty making every page a wonder. Reading this gave me the same feeling of joy and lightness that you get on a sunny spring day!
This book was like a soft hug. There’s no other way to describe it. I love graphic novels with no high stakes, soft art, and beautiful messages behind the lovely pages. This hit all my buttons and I can’t wait to have it on my physical shelf.
Thank you NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy! This story was so wholesome. A whimsical tale of friendship. The art style is stunning and bright. Love this so much!
Ugh, this is the sweetest graphic novel. I love that there's hardly any conflict and that it focuses on 'basic' concepts that adults could still use a refresher on (teamwork, cooperation, etc.) The art is beautiful, and the messages are so wholesome and deep too. I saw that Kay O'Neill (creator of The Tea Dragon Society) blurbed this, and I'd compare this to their work very much in some ways. It's just a little less epic and a little more quotidian, but in the best possible way. Can't wait to pick up a hard copy in May!
Thank you Netgalley for letting me read this book in return for an honest review. Sprite and The Gardener is so incredibly cute. This story is about a sprite named Wysteria who is kind and curious as she explores the world. Wysteria finds herself using powers to heal and bring life to flowers in order to both help and impress a gardener... It doesn't exactly go to plan but it shows just how friendships can blossom. The art is beautiful, the story is sweet and I want to read it all over again. Rating: 5⭐ Would I Read It Again? Yes, Yes, Yes Would I Recommend it? Yes
Wow, just wow. It's a very short graphic novel but it's so cute and lovely. It made me cry at the end and I'm so glad I've read it. The drawings are amazingly sweet and beautiful. It's a perfect read when someone feels a bit sad o tired from the routine. This tale make you travel to the wonderful story about friendship between Westeria and Elena. Westeria is so cute and sweet, and she want to help to Elena with her garden. I highly recommend this book. You will love it.
Sprite and the Gardener is a cute story about fairies and how they help plants grow and thrive. I loved the artwork and the story was a cute tale. The artwork is one of the highlights of the story having vivid color, and colors for each character that corresponded with the fairies name. The drawing style is also, unique and cute adding to the stories atmosphere. Overall found this story to be great.
A beautifully drawn tale of love and gardening, The Sprite and the Gardener combined lovely heart with light story to create an all around lovely reading experience. Though relatively short and lacking any substantial stakes, this book still captivated me and made it quite easy for me to binge read the entire novel in one sitting. If you love light, stress-free graphic novels that are sure to teleport you away from the stress of the world, this book's for you!
Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review. The Sprite and the Gardener is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2021. This graphic novel is a quick, wholesome read for all ages and I absolutely loved it!!! This story follows Wisteria, a sprite who is new to town in a time where the sprites, who used to be the sole caretakers of all flowers, plants and other flora on Earth, have given up that role since humans have begun tending to their own gardens. Wisteria decides that she doesn’t want to give up her relationship with plants so she finds a garden that needs her care. In doing so, Wisteria forms an unlikely friendship with Elena, a human, who is teaching herself how to garden. Together they learn the value of working together, asking for help, and building friendships. This story is great if you’re in the mood for a light read, trying to get out of a reading slump, or you just want something that will make you smile. The artwork throughout is amazing and it really builds an excellent world that you can lose yourself in at any time. I highly recommend this book. (Spoiler alert, together they also create a beautiful and flourishing garden 💜)
Read an ARC through NetGalley! I remember seeing the original one page comic that inspired this and really thought it was sweet. This graphic novel is about a new fairy in the area who ends up helping a young woman garden. They end up working together to make the backyard garden better. This in turn makes the other fairies want to help as well and end up making friends with others in the community to help the community bloom. It ends up teaching others to ask for help as well as that it is okay to collaborate to make things work out.