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The Great Cow Race (Bone #2)

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Publisher Comments:

In The Great Cow Race, volume 2 of this 9-book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. But Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the town's annual Great Cow Race. As usual, Phoney's plans go disastrously awry, and Boneville seems further away than ever.

Meanwhile, ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing, and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy.

Review:

"The saga of the Bone cousins picks up steam in the second collection....Smith's animation-inspired storytelling, with...its impressive balancing of humor and adventure, continues to astound." Booklist

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:

"Jeff Smith can pace a joke better than almost anyone in comics." Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and the Sandman series

About the Author

Born and raised in the American mid-west, 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439706247
Author:
Smith, Jeff
Publisher:
GRAPHIX
Illustrator:
Hamaker, Steve
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
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:
Graphix Hardcover
Series:
Bone Reissue Graphic Novels
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
04-12

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Product details 144 pages GRAPHIX - English 9780439706247 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The saga of the Bone cousins picks up steam in the second collection....Smith's animation-inspired storytelling, with...its impressive balancing of humor and adventure, continues to astound."
"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 , "Jeff Smith can pace a joke better than almost anyone in comics." Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and the Sandman
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