I’m so excited to be taking part in The Moth Keeper Book Tour, hosted by TBR And Beyond Tours! Check out my review below!
The Moth Keeper
By Kay O’Neill
Middle Grade Fantasy Graphic Novel
Random House Graphic
March 7, 2023
Being a Moth Keeper is a huge responsibility and a great honor, but what happens when the new Moth Keeper decides to take a break from the moon and see the sun for the first time? A middle-grade fantasy graphic novel about passion, duty, and found family.
Anya is finally a Moth Keeper, the protector of the lunar moths that allow the Night-Lily flower to bloom once a year. Her village needs the flower to continue thriving and Anya is excited to prove her worth and show her thanks to her friends with her actions, but what happens when being a Moth Keeper isn’t exactly what Anya thought it would be? The nights are cold in the desert and the lunar moths live far from the village. Anya finds herself isolated and lonely.
Despite Anya’s dedication, she wonders what it would be like to live in the sun. Her thoughts turn into an obsession, and when Anya takes a chance to stay up during the day to feel the sun’s warmth, her village and the lunar moths are left to deal with the consequences.
K. O’Neill brings to life a beautifully illustrated fantasy world about responsibility to yourself and your community. The Moth Keeper is filled with magic, hope, and friendship.
Content Warning: depression, trauma, burn out themes, abandonment (historical, shown on page through flashback), ableism (historical, minor)
This is the exact reason I fell in love with graphic novels! A beautiful story you can totally immerse yourself in. Anya can’t wait to be a Moth Keeper, it’s a tremendous honor. However, once she is she realizes it’s not exactly what she thought it would be. She wants to know what is like on the other side – to live in the sun. A gorgeous coming-of-age story. The book touches on depression which I think is so important for middle graders to read about. The illustrations are so incredibly whimsical and add extra depth to the story and characters. This is my first book by O’Neill, however I’ll definitely be checking out the Tea Dragon Series after this!!
About The Author
I am a self-taught writer and illustrator based in New Zealand. I’m interested in nature and all kinds of creatures, mindfulness and mental health, and the magic of every day life. To date I have published three books, which have won Eisner, Harvey and Dwayne McDuffie awards for children’s comics, as well as being Cybils Award finalists and featured on the ALA Rainbow List.
Outside of work I love tea and food, plants, transitional seasons, reading, walking and listening to podcasts.
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