Alexandra’s Picks – BONE by Jeff Smith

Age Group:
photo cover image 9 – adult

Story:

After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins (Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone) are lost and then become separated in a desert.  One by one they fine their way into a new place, known as The Valley, where wonderful and terrifying creatures live.  As they stay longer in The Valley they quickly find themselves mixed up in the events that are happening there.

 

Awards:

BONE has won multiple international awards, and is the winner of 11 Harvey Awards and 10 Eisner Awards including Best Cartoonist and Best Humor Publications.  Also was named Best Comic Book by the National Cartoonist Society.

 

Borrow BONE from your local VPL Library!  Please note that BONE is usually found in nine volumes.

 

My Thoughts:

One of my favourite books of all time!  This book combines humour and adventure into a very brilliantly written book.  Every free second I could find, I would be reading it.  I can’t wait to read it again and see my old friends.

Top Three Similar Reads:

  1. Atherton, by Patrick Carman
  2. Courageous Princess, by Rod Espinosa
  3. Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

 Have you read BONE yet? If so, what did you think?

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