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Bone, Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Jeff Smith

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Title:Bone, Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer
Authors:Jeff Smith
Info:Graphix (2006), Paperback, 176 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Adventure, Awesome

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I've seen better then this i've read the other books they were a bit better then this one. ( )
  Shawty1337 | Nov 13, 2013 |
Phoney Bone continues to make poor choices and to lead the townspeople in dangerous directions all in the name of leaving for Boneville with all the valuables from the town. Unfortunately (Fortunately?) a few things get in Phoney's way including the adorable baby rat creature that Fone and Smiley find and decide needs to be returned to its people. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
This book is devious. ( )
  FINNIAN11 | Nov 6, 2012 |
Reason for Reading: next in the series.

This volume was fabulous! Maybe part of my sheer enjoyment was due to the little break I took between books 1-3 and this one. (I'm trying not to rush through them "too" fast) But while the break may have refreshed my zeal for these characters, this was still a top-notch story. Things turn quite dark in this volume as we finally meet the bad guy and see him surrounded by his minions. He wears a costume that hides his actual identity and it makes me wonder whether if and when his hood is lifted we might see a familiar face in the end. Great story with some multiple plot lines going on; first and foremost the Lord of the Locusts is gathering the rat creatures to help him take over the valley, Thorn learns her true identity and fights a battle with King Dok, and as usual Phoney Bone is up to his usual scams this time scaring the villagers into believing that they are under eminent attack by dragons and he, a true dragonslayer, is the only one who can help them. The red dragon makes his usual appearance and steals the scene. I love that guy. I kind of imagine him being voiced by Kelsey Grammer if there were an animated version. ( )
  ElizaJane | Aug 13, 2011 |
People don't believe that dragons exist until one comes and the people are scared off it but it turns out it's peaceful. ( )
  Savion.Ormond1 | Apr 1, 2011 |
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Este libro es para Irene Kilty,
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When Bone first came on the scene, critics raved about it, often mentioning it as being "fun for the whole family." Jeff Smith has always been wary about others labeling his work "for children," partly because he knew that "no topic of human experience--from the introspection of Peanuts or the politics of Doonesbury to the lyricism of Pogo--was beyond the wonderful world of comics." He was also cautious because he knew that the story he was telling was going to deal with issues and themes graver than Saturday morning's cotton-candy cartoons. In Bone: The Dragonslayer, the first volume of the second Bone trilogy, there is conflict, sometimes involving violence. There are forces of evil. There is war. But Bone is neither pap nor pabulum; it is challenging without being obtuse, and yes, even within its fantasy setting, Bone is real. This distinct combination makes it the best kind of children's book. Parents, read this book with your children. You'll find it may turn out to be your favorite book, too.

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The adventure starts when cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of Boneville and later get separated and lost in the wilderness, meeting monsters and making friends as they attempt to return home.

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