Out From Boneville

Out From Boneville

Book - 2005
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The first book in Jeff Smith's New York Times bestselling, award-winning graphic novel series featuring an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.

After being run out of Boneville, 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!
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Graphix, 2005
Edition: 1st Scholastic ed. --
ISBN: 9780439706407
Characteristics: 138 p. :,col. ill. --


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Jun 26, 2014

Wonderful series. Lots of adventure. Fun to read.

TDSRC2014_WO Aug 20, 2013

Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are kicked out of Boneville and land in a deep forested valley!

Apr 04, 2011

the first book in the series. good book to read

May 12, 2009

This book is the begining of a great series. My brother and I are both on the edge of our seats reading this hilarious book. In 2 weeks we have finished books 1 through 7!

Feb 03, 2009

Its a very good book.

Dec 18, 2008

I LOVE the Bones!

This is the first chapter in the series and it the plot gets more serious as the series progress. But in this one we're just introduced to adorable Bones as they come across "the Valley" and get stuck there.

The possum family are adorable as is Fone Bone's crush on Thorn. It's a fun series and this small volume is just the begining.

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Feb 03, 2009

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Jan 12, 2018

I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about a trio of strange little creatures called the Bones. There’s Fone Bone, a stout-hearted fellow who always tries to do what’s right; his cousin, Phoncible Bone (called Phoney), who always tries to do what will get him rich, and his other cousin, Smiley Bone, who’s goofy demeanor hides a wise and kind character. These three companions are exiled from their home, and become caught up in events that are far bigger than they could have ever dreamed.

I’d like to tell you that story, but I would never be able to better than Jeff Smith, the creator of the comic series Bone, which is available in graphic novel form at the ELPL.

With elegantly simple lines, Smith brings to life not just the strange Bone creatures, but all the humans, animals, and other inhabitants of The Valley, a seemingly idyllic place where the Bones end up after they are run out of their town. There they meet the young girl Thorn, and Gran’ma Ben and the rest of the villagers of Barrelhaven. While all the cousins want is to get back home, they soon find themselves part of an epic struggle for the fate of the valley, and lands beyond. Smith fills his characters with fears, desires, quirks and flaws, yet there is reason to find sympathy with every one of them.

The tale is told in nine volumes, although there are three additional books which feature the same characters. The one titled Coda can be ignored, as it doesn’t really contribute anything but a semi-humorous look at an additional adventure the trio has outside the main story, and is accompanied by a sort of history and “making of” essay. Think of it as a bonus disc that comes with a DVD. The next book not in the main series is called Tall Tales, and features Smiley Bone telling folktales of the Bone universe. It’s cute, and funny, but again, not necessary to get the full Bone experience.

The final book in saga of these characters is called Rose, and should certainly be read after finishing Vol. 9. It is a prequel story, telling of the youth of Gran’ma Ben, but will certainly spoil several dramatic reveals if read first. But it should absolutely be read. For that volume Smith turned the art duties over to Charles Vess, who’s lush and vivid colors bring even more of a fairy-tale feeling to the story.

kidangel Aug 25, 2014

Bone VOL.1 is about a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone who are banished from thier home in boneville. when they suddenly enter a town full of dangers, they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.


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