Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
List price: $12.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Beaverton Children's- Graphic Novels
1 Burnside Children's- Graphic Novels
3 Hawthorne Children's- Graphic Novels
19 Local Warehouse Children's- Graphic Novels

Out from Boneville (Bone #1)

by

Out from Boneville (Bone #1) Cover

ISBN13: 9780439706407
ISBN10: 0439706408
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

 

Review-A-Day

"....magical artifacts, deadly creatures, and long-buried secrets galore....the entire saga is a mammoth achievement in and of itself...never less than entertaining." Chris Bolton, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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...

Review:

"The nine-volume Bone graphic novel series was the toast of the comics world when it was published by Smith's own Cartoon Books beginning in the early 1990s; in this first volume of Scholastic's new edition, the original b&w art has been beautifully converted into color. Smith's epic concerns three blobby creatures who have stumbled into a valley full of monsters, magic, farmers, an exiled princess and a huge, cynical dragon. The story is something like a Chuck Jones version of The Lord of the Rings: hilarious and action-packed, but rarely losing track of its darker subtext about power and evil. This volume is the most lighthearted of the bunch, though, featuring some of the wittiest writing of any children's literature in recent memory — a few of Smith's gags are so delicious that he repeated them for the rest of the series. It also introduces the Bone cast's unforgettable supporting characters: the leathery, tough-as-nails, racing-cow-breeding Gran'ma Ben; the carnivorous but quiche-loving 'rat creatures'; a spunky trio of baby opossums; and Ted the Bug, whose minimalist appearance (a tiny semicircle) exemplifies Smith's gift for less-is-more cartooning. The way his clear-lined, exaggerated characters contrast with their subtle, detailed backgrounds is a product of his background in animation, and so is his mastery of camera angles and choreography. This is first-class kid lit: exciting, funny, scary and resonant enough that it will stick with readers for a long time." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Bone is storytelling at its best, full of endearing, flawed characters whose adventures run the gamut from hilarious whimsy to thrilling drama. Along the way, Smith's musings...take on a greater relevance than you'd ever expect. (Grade: A)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"An instantly likeable and intermittently hilarious adventure for children with a subtler, grimmer story about power and corruption at its core." The Washington Post

Review:

"A whimsical journey, cunningly told....The story is well paced with smooth transitions. It is dark, witty, mysterious, and exciting....Smith [is] in a league of his own." School Library Journal

Review:

"Full of humor and sometimes scathing cultural commentary...a novel-length feast for comic book lovers....[T]he illustrations are...visually stunning and display a depth of story and detail that far outweighs the limited dialogue." Children's Literature

Review:

"Bone moves from brash humor to gripping adventure in a single panel." Booklist

Review:

"Both cute and scary....While children will read Bone for its breathless adventure...older kids and adults will appreciate the themes of blind fanaticism and corrupting power." Time Magazine

Synopsis:

In the first volume of a nine-book epic, the three Bone cousins — Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone — are separated and lost in an uncharted desert. Little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them.

Video

About the Author

Born and raised in the American midwest, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. After four years of drawing comic strips for Ohio State's student newspaper, Smith co-founded the Character Builders animation studio in 1986. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville.

Against all odds, the small company flourished, building a reputation for quality stories and artwork. Word of mouth, critical acclaim, and a string of major awards, which continues to this day, helped propel Cartoon Books and Bone to the forefront of the comic book industry — an industry not known for its openness to non-action heroes. In the American comic book direct market (the largest system of comic book retail stores) Bone has risen to the #1 spot for humor.

Jeff Smith's work is published in thirteen languages and has won the highest awards in Germany, France, Italy, and at home. Between Bone and other comics projects, Smith spends much of his time on the international guest circuit promoting comics and the art of graphic novels.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

sweetie_vera, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by sweetie_vera)
I have never been interested in comic books or anything that has to do with it, but after reading the first book of Boneville i was hooked on the book. I love Boneville book and all i want to to finish reading all the chapters of the book. the book just has so much adventure and its very funny I love it.. I rate this book 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
rachel.smith.anderson, July 15, 2008 (view all comments by rachel.smith.anderson)
For what age range is this series appropriate?
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(3 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439706407
Author:
Smith, Jeff
Publisher:
Scholastic
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Bone (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bone
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
09-12

Other books you might like

  1. The Dark Hills Divide: The Land of...
    Used Hardcover $4.50
  2. Coraline
    Used Book Club Paperback $2.50
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. The Lost Colony #01: The Snodgrass... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the...
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. The Tale of Despereaux
    Used Book Club Paperback $3.50

Related Subjects


Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Comics and Graphic Novels » General
Children's » Featured Titles
Children's » General
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Featured Titles
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties

Out from Boneville (Bone #1) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 144 pages Scholastic - English 9780439706407 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The nine-volume Bone graphic novel series was the toast of the comics world when it was published by Smith's own Cartoon Books beginning in the early 1990s; in this first volume of Scholastic's new edition, the original b&w art has been beautifully converted into color. Smith's epic concerns three blobby creatures who have stumbled into a valley full of monsters, magic, farmers, an exiled princess and a huge, cynical dragon. The story is something like a Chuck Jones version of The Lord of the Rings: hilarious and action-packed, but rarely losing track of its darker subtext about power and evil. This volume is the most lighthearted of the bunch, though, featuring some of the wittiest writing of any children's literature in recent memory — a few of Smith's gags are so delicious that he repeated them for the rest of the series. It also introduces the Bone cast's unforgettable supporting characters: the leathery, tough-as-nails, racing-cow-breeding Gran'ma Ben; the carnivorous but quiche-loving 'rat creatures'; a spunky trio of baby opossums; and Ted the Bug, whose minimalist appearance (a tiny semicircle) exemplifies Smith's gift for less-is-more cartooning. The way his clear-lined, exaggerated characters contrast with their subtle, detailed backgrounds is a product of his background in animation, and so is his mastery of camera angles and choreography. This is first-class kid lit: exciting, funny, scary and resonant enough that it will stick with readers for a long time." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "....magical artifacts, deadly creatures, and long-buried secrets galore....the entire saga is a mammoth achievement in and of itself...never less than entertaining." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "Bone is storytelling at its best, full of endearing, flawed characters whose adventures run the gamut from hilarious whimsy to thrilling drama. Along the way, Smith's musings...take on a greater relevance than you'd ever expect. (Grade: A)"
"Review" by , "An instantly likeable and intermittently hilarious adventure for children with a subtler, grimmer story about power and corruption at its core."
"Review" by , "A whimsical journey, cunningly told....The story is well paced with smooth transitions. It is dark, witty, mysterious, and exciting....Smith [is] in a league of his own."
"Review" by , "Full of humor and sometimes scathing cultural commentary...a novel-length feast for comic book lovers....[T]he illustrations are...visually stunning and display a depth of story and detail that far outweighs the limited dialogue."
"Review" by , "Bone moves from brash humor to gripping adventure in a single panel."
"Review" by , "Both cute and scary....While children will read Bone for its breathless adventure...older kids and adults will appreciate the themes of blind fanaticism and corrupting power."
"Synopsis" by , In the first volume of a nine-book epic, the three Bone cousins — Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone — are separated and lost in an uncharted desert. Little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.