Bone

Bone

Vol. 1, Out From Boneville

Book - 2005
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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 the three cousins reunite at a farmstead in a deep forested valley, where Fone meets a young girl named Thorn.
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix/Scholastic, c2005
Edition: 1st Scholastic ed
ISBN: 9780439706230
0439706238
9780439706407
0439706408
9781415578506
1415578508
9781435260054
1435260058
Characteristics: 138 p. : chiefly col. ill., map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Out from Boneville

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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 the three cousins reunite at a farmstead in a deep forested valley, where Fone meets a young girl named Thorn.


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veggieboy
Dec 15, 2018

Very inappropriate book! It provoked smoking and drinking, and one of the characters always had a cigarette in his mouth. This book had some nude scenes where the girl got naked and asked Bone to join her in a bath. And she also took her pants of to bath and Bone saw. I was very disappointed with it and I would recommend ages 17 should read it. In the end, Bone's friend was working in a bar because he drank to much beer and couldn't pay it off. Very disappointing! Please don't waste your time on this junk!

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brasenli
May 30, 2018

I don't think they wanted to fight brair

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 30, 2016

Out from Boneville is the first of 9 graphic novels in the original Bone series that explores the adventures of the three Bone cousins, Fone, Phony, and Smiley Bone, after they are run out of their town because of greedy Phoney Bone’s mistakes. As the story opens, they have spent two weeks running from angry Boneville mobs. Not long after discovering the Boneville citizens are no longer following them, they fall into a strange valley filled with tricky rat creatures, mysterious dragons, and an ominous hooded figure. The three Bone cousins quickly befriend a young girl named Thorn, her Gran’ma Ben, and the local tavern owner, Lucius Down, and begin to uncover how they really got to the valley, and what their presence will mean there.
One remarkable detail about these books is that it’s very much a graphic novel. Jeff Smith, the author, uses images to truly bring a story to life, and it seems like a balance that would please both those who prefer novels and those who prefer comics.
Another unique element about the story is that it’s a nice mix of intense discoveries, plot twists, an all-around thrilling storyline, and a certain type of comedy that makes the reader feel at home in the settings and with the characters. You feel like you’re a citizen of the small town of Barrelhaven. It feels like you live on the farm owned by Rose Ben and her granddaughter. It feels like you’re a member of the Bone family. It honestly feels like you’re incorporated into the story, watching from the sidelines, which makes the emotions more real.
In conclusion, I would recommend this book to both avid novel enthusiasts and comic readers, and anyone who feels like delving into an subtly intricate world.
- @freckleface675 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

CRRL_MaryB Jul 28, 2015

Fone Bone and his goofy cousins just want to get home from the strange valley they find themselves lost in, but are unwillingly drawn into a battle between good and evil. Combines humor, adventure, great characters, and fantastic art.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

This is a fantastic read for those looking for action and laughs at the same time. Fans of the Kingdom Hearts video games and manga may find appeal in the mixture of Disney-like elements with a struggle of good versus evil.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/bone_jeff_smith

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rkcraig88
May 29, 2015

One of my favorite graphic novel series of all time! I remember when issues were printed in Disney Adventures magazine. I love it as much now as I did back when I was eight years old. A great series, with some fantastic world building.

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fourthpower36
Dec 29, 2014

A great adventure book! I LOVE comics, and this one is awesome!

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O_o110
Feb 07, 2012

I am on book 7: Ghost Circles. It is really good so far.

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Books4eva
Jul 28, 2011

Very funny story i loved it.

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Ranger97
Oct 22, 2008

this whole series is very good. (I like #5 the best)

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veggieboy
Aug 15, 2018

veggieboy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 17 and 18

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yellow_snake_125
Feb 10, 2018

yellow_snake_125 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 14

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fourthpower36
Dec 29, 2014

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waltzingechidna
Sep 14, 2013

waltzingechidna thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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veggieboy
Dec 15, 2018

Other: Drinking and smoking are the main problem with this book. One character always has a cigarette in his mouth and in the end he has to work at a bar because he drank too much beer and couldn't pay it off.

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veggieboy
Dec 15, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Freaky monsters attack Bone and a girl.

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veggieboy
Dec 15, 2018

Sexual Content: The girl strips her pants off to bath and Bone sees it. She also gets naked and bathes with him. Also, in one scene, monsters attack and the girls has to hold her shirt over her breasts to keep it from falling down.

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veggieboy
Dec 15, 2018

Coarse Language: Mean language to each other and greed.

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