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Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (original 1998; edition 2005)

by Jeff Smith

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Title:Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville
Authors:Jeff Smith
Info:Scholastic (2005), Paperback, 144 pages
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Bone Volume 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith (1998)


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I had always seen this book in the graphic novel section of both book stores and my local library, but I had never picked it up. I finally did and I am glad I did. This first collection was a great set-up what appears to be a well planned series. It appears based on this first collection that Jeff Smith knew where he wanted to go and what direction he was taking the entire series. He got that he wanted certain things to happen and he wanted to build a bit of mystery surrounding what was going on in this world. Smith also created characters that allow the story to maintain a child-like nature, which is why I believe Scholastic would choose to reprint these in color even though they were originally self-published by Smith. I also love that Smith didn't just create mystery regarding the main plot of the Bones characters, but also with side characters and who or what they may be. This makes you question everyone that is within the series and wonder if there may be some more sinister or delicious aspect to them that has yet to be revealed. This draws the reader into the story and makes them want to continue reading the rest of the series instead of being off-putting since this series is already known to have a collection of 9 books in the scholastic version. This first collection makes you want to read the other books because you want to know what is going on. I applaud Smith for being able to do this. I also applaud his choices in art styling and almost every aspect of this book. While it probably has been said before about his work here I must state that he has created a masterpiece that deserves to be read over and over again by anyone that truly loves to read comic books or graphic novels. ( )
  SoulFlower1981 | Jan 20, 2016 |
Bone is a comic book. It is about a bone,Fone bone and his cousins,Phoney bone and Smiley bone.They(Phony bone) get ran out of Boneville and get separated when a bunch of locusts fly over there heads and run in dffrent directions.Fone bone meets a girl named Thorn. I liked this book because it is a bit funny. I also liked this book besause i love comics and like happy endings. ( )
  ChloeM12 | Sep 19, 2015 |
When cousins Fone Bone, Smiley Bone, and Phoney Bone are driven out of Boneville by an irate populace (Phoney's been up to his usual tricks again), they find themselves lost in an unmapped desert. Separated by a storm, the three eventually find themselves in a strange new land, replete with its own dangers and rewards. But will the three cousins ever be reunited?

I've been reading a fair number of graphic novels lately, but I don't think I will ever love them the way I do traditional books. I can see the distinguished points in this book -- it has humor, good characters, strong plot, nice artwork -- but it didn't grip me the way it has obviously gripped so many others. Obviously, this is a reader problem, not a book problem, so if you like graphic novels and have not yet explored this series, you probably ought to look in to that. ( )
  foggidawn | Jul 11, 2015 |
My blog post about thie book is at this link ( )
  SuziQoregon | Jan 25, 2015 |
I've been aware of this series but never got around to reading it until a strong recommendation told me to pick it up. I wasn't disappointed. Funny, clever, and suspense all wrapped up in one book. ( )
  capiam1234 | Jan 16, 2015 |
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It’s an all-ages fantasy romp that truly lives up to the description: there’s something here for everyone and all generations.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439706408, Paperback)

The cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of the unwitting hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.

The BONE adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger - and special new friendships - they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

In OUT FROM BONEVILLE, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley where they come face to face with...

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Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of their home, Boneville, and become separated in the wilds, but better fortune begins when the three cousins reunite at a farmstead in a deep forested valley, where Fone meets a young girl named Thorn. In Out From Boneville, volume 1 of this 9-book epic, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them, and their adventures are only just beginning!… (more)

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