The Inhabitants

The Inhabitants of The Quiet Pond

Xiaolong the pink axolotl, wearing an upside purple flower hat and holding a blue book.
Xiaolong, Keeper of Magic, is the kind-of-leader of the Pond. Xiaolong is an axolotl, has baby pink skin, and is generally seen wearing her favourite purple flower hat. She loves to read and share written-magic, and you will see her when she has a book review to share.

Gen the green, purple-shelled tortoise, smiling and holding pink flowers.
Gen the Tortoise Apothecarist is the Pond’s herb gardener and keeper. The scales on Gen’s face and legs are green, and their shell is purple and white. Gen loves gardening and seeing plants grow, so you will see him when he has something he wants to share with you from his art garden.

Varian the frog, smiling, sewing and holding a blouse.
Varian the Toadshifter couldn’t decide what they wanted to be as a tadpole, so they decided to be everything and is fluent in all kinds of magic. They have light green skin. They want to get better at sewing-magic, and they love making their own costumes, so you’ll see them when they have some books to recommend.

Amina the hedgehog, wearing a striped hat and playing a strummed-stringed instrument.
Amina the Hedgehog Bard is a brown hedgehog and is often seen holding her magical lute. Amina isn’t a resident at The Pond because she’s often away learning new kinds of magic, but when she’s visiting The Pond, you’ll see her sharing a discussion post.

An illustration of an otter standing on its hind legs, holding a stuffed otter to its chest, wearing a purple pajama cap.Cuddle the sea otter is a shy inhabitant, but don’t be fooled – once you become friends with her, she will share her big opinions. Her stuffed animal otter, Party, is her source of comfort. She loves having a Cuddle Party in a comfy corner of the pond with a yummy fish snack, a cup of water, and a book. She loves a good nap, so thank goodness she’s always wearing her nightcap! She will review the books she reads and provide updates about her reading plans and bookish opinions.

stella 7Stella the dragonfly is your buzziest friend in the Pond! She works hard flying here and there, trying to find the newest books out there and the other magical beings in the community! Stella sets up her stall to give you the latest book news where she tells you about the latest book releases, book news, and other book bloggers that you should be following!


Missed out on meeting the Pond inhabitants for the first time? You can relive that memories in this post, Meet the Inhabitants of The Quiet Pond, or the first time everyone met Cuddle, or the first time everyone met Stella!

You can also use the Pond’s magic to revisit some your past visits and memories at the Pond, here at the Features page.