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Friday, June 19, 2015

Bone by Jeff Smith

An American graphic novel first! The complete 1300 page epic from start to finish in one deluxe trade paperback.

Three modern cartoon cousins get lost in a pre-technological valley, spending a year there making new friends and out-running dangerous enemies. Their many adventures include crossing the local people in The Great Cow Race, and meeting a giant mountain lion called RockJaw: Master of the Eastern Border. They learn about sacrifice and hardship in The Ghost Circles and finally discover their own true natures in the climatic journey to The Crown of Horns. @goodreads



I have been wanting to read these books for years, but never bought them. I saw this tome of all 9 books on Amazon and have been waiting to buy it, when lo and behold, the library has it! I am so glad I got to read this graphic novel, finally!

I love the Bone cousins, Fone Bone being my favorite :) The cousins get kicked out of their home town, Boneville, because Phoney Bone cheated the town. He's not that nice of a Bone, but he does alright in the end. At any rate, they get lost in the woods and are trying to find a way to sneak back into town. This leads to an epic adventure of rat creatures, creepy people in robes, cow races, dragons, princesses and queens. There is a cast of gullible towns people at the bar that good ole Phoney Bone tries to swindle left and right. He does pretty good at it too.

Fone Bone falls in love with Thorn, who lives on a farm with her cow racing grandma. Smiley Bone is the funny one of the cousins and he is always coming up with something funny to say or do. They all have a cast of forest critters that talk to them and become good friends with, even a bug named Ted :)

I love all of the characters in the book. I love Lucius who owns the tavern, grandma is a hoot, the few townsfolk are a great crew as well. I love all of the critters they talk to and the little rat creature baby they take on. Smiley names him Bartleby.

They finally fulfill their quest and attempt to make their way home once again. The end was sad and a little bitter sweet. I loved it though and the journey with the Bones' was a great one! 

4 Stars

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