Bone #1: Out from Boneville

Bone #1: Out from Boneville

by Jeff Smith

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Overview

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!
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439706407
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/2005
Series: Bone (Comics) Series , #1
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 54,885
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jeff Smith is the creator of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling BONE series. He was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and TV animation. Visit him online at www.boneville.com.
 

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Bone #1: Out from Boneville 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, a note to parents: many of you have been saying that there is material in this book that is not appropriate for children. In many interviews the author has addressed this say that while he did not write Bone for a children's audience (the comic books were originally released in black and white starting in the 90's) he says that the comics do not promote smoking and drinking. Neither Thorn or Phone Bone, the main characters partake in either activity. Plus none of the characters are seen getting drunk. I find it hard to believe that a child does not see people smoking on the sidewalk or people having a beer or glass of wine with their dinner. If it makes you more comfortable I would encourage you to read the stories with your child and explain to them that like in the comic, these activities are only for adults. Anyway, moving on. REVIEW: Bone was the first graphic novel I ever read and I was floored. Expecting a light, funny story I found myself caught in what exploded into an epic fantasy. Well told, and though it is, like the author says, Tolkien crossed with Bugs Bunny, the story is very original. When the color editions came out I introduced them to my brother who was struggling with reading, and he was hooked. These graphic novels, comics, books, whatever you want to call them are definitely a great way to get kids to start reading, and are an intriguing adventure for readers of all ages.
Bolf More than 1 year ago
What seems like a book for younger population in the first three books, gets a lot darker after book four. So don't mistake it for a children's book. It's filled with so much humor, mystery, losses and surprises it's unbelievable. Characters are incredibly lovable. I first read it in 2006, and it was my favorite comic book since then. It still feels the same reading it now as it did back then. Recommended to people of every age group.
EmmanuelDA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read it, and looked at the pictures. There are these three creatures that inspired me to read.
ringenka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bone and his cousins embark upon their adventure in Bone: Out From Boneville. Phony Bone has been up to his old tricks angering the good people of Boneville. Fone Bone and Smiley Bone help Phony escape and end up in an unknown land. The cousins become seperated when they are mobbed by locusts. The graphic novel focuses on Fone Bone's adventures in the valley. He gains the protection of a dragon, befriends a beautiful woman and her grandmother, and outsmarts dangerous rat creatures. Fone Bone eventually finds his cousins, but their adventures and troubles are far from over.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fone Bone, Smiley Bone and Phoney Bone are run out of Boneville. While trying to get away from the mobs of people angry at Phoney Bone a swarm of locusts seperate the three cousins. The book mainly follows the hero, Fone Bone, who meets up with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. Unfortuntely the scary Rat Creatures are after them. But luckily each of the Bones find each other in the village and escape from danger....for now! (One of 13 books in the graphic novel series.)I read the 3rd book first, as recommended by Library Thing but have started back at 1 to follow it better. This is my first graphic novel and I love the series. The movie is soon to follow in a year or so. And Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone, has a wonderful Facebook in which he stays in contact with most people who write on his wall!
DavidDunkerton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Out From Boneville is the first of nine volumes in the Bone Adventures. The Bone stories are a series of graphic novels that have been compared to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I think the setting reminds one of Middle Earth, but the stories themselves are completely different. This volume begins with three cousins who are Bones from Boneville (no explanation is ever given of that), and they have very different personalities. They were run out of town because one of them, Phoney Bone, is a crook.A massive swarm of locusts separates them, and before they are reunited Fone Bone comes into contact with various creatures including a dragon, rat creatures (one of which loves quiche), bugs that look like leaves, a family of opossums, and people. As this is the first volume, here the characters mostly meet and get to know each other, and the reader is left knowing that more is going to happen in later volumes. It is a fun graphic novel to read, and the artwork is simple and enjoyable.
opinion8dsngr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was disapointed with this book. After I had heard so many good things about it, I was expecting something much better. It does have it's moments where the commedy shines through rather than being just overdone or overly cheesy, but the characters are so caricatured that they are annoying and the author's attempts at drawing emotion usually just fail. I hear that they get better later on in the series. I should hope so.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This great comic combines humor and adventure beautifully. In much the same way, cartoonish and realistic art are combined in a manner that seems like it should be distracting, but instead works very well. I can't wait to read more Bone.
educ318 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in a series of graphic novels about three cousins who have been run out of their hometown. Each of the cousins have a very unique personality. The cousins become separated in the wilderness and find themselves in a strange forest with interesting characters, creatures, and dragons. The book leaves the reader wanting to read the next in the series. Quick, enjoyable read. Read by Kristy, Fall '09.
Jessica24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After being forced to leave Boneville, the three bone cousins are seperated and lost. Each of the cousins find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful but terrifying creatures. Eventually they are reunited but the dark forces take control and adventures continue throughout the book until they get back home.I enjoyed this book because, the illustrations were great. Graphic novels are not my favorite, but this book made them fun. It was easy to follow along as well.In the classroom, I would have small groups create their own graphic novels on paper. I would have them use a story that they know and change the story around ot make it funny.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An unexpectedly witty adventure comic. We can't keep the Bone books on our shelves, so I'd suggest Doug TenNapel's Ghostopolis and Bad Island as readalikes, as well as Shannon & Dean Hale & Nathan Hale's Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack as readalikes.
5c.library on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
the bone series is ausome cartoon adventure of an unlikely hero. Bone. he has lost both his cousins which one of was thrown out of boneville. he will fight againtst the rat montsters and other enimies. YOU MUST READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
madeline_23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
it is about three cousins and they go to a desert,and they all get lost and there all seperated. Bone finds a home to live in for a a couple days until he finds his cousins. Thorn is the girl he is staying with for a couple days,bone is in love with her very much. Then he finds his cousins and they go home,and then there is a weird ending.
Avery_7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was very cool. At first I didn't get what the story was about. It didn't make sense. Besides that, I liked it. It was funny. There are these Bones that go on a journey. They get lost and they meet different people. There are also these funny animals and characters that are so funny. This book was very good. I hope you choose to read this book.
Cindy_22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This storys about Bones and his cousins who got kicked out of boneville. They get lost in a desert and have end up getting split up. Bones finds a home in which he lives there for a little and towards the end they all find each other again.Personal Reaction:This book is a graphic novel which means that there are different pictures in each frame and there is a few words per frame. Its a little tough to read but you get the hang of it. I liked the story in it. It was pretty comical.Classroom Extension:1. You could have the kids write their own little graphic novels.2. You could read the series to the kids for a read aloud.
ChristinPina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: The three bone cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are kicked out of Boneville and are in the middle of nowhere when they get separated and lost in a desert. Until all of a sudden one of the bones falls off a cliff and ends up in a valley in which he continues to look for his cousins. Time passes by when he then decides to try and go back to Boneville. On his way back his cousins and he reunite in a farmstead where a grandma named Ben and her granddaughter Thorn live. The bones thought they were saved but little did they know this will then become the beginning of their adventure.Personal Reaction: I didn¿t really like the book but I did like the picture. The pictures were very colorful and had drawings of some weird creatures.Classroom Extension ideas: 1.) Have the students draw their own weird and different creature. 2.)Have the students come up with a story with adventure and crazy animals of their own
bjohnson1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bone Out From Boneville is a very good book. It is about this boyish type of person that has to leave Boneville because his cousin got kicked out. When they are really far from Boneville these locuses swarm every where and they get separated and have catch up with each other and they meet some strange charators on the way.-tb
kairstream on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The graphic novel is part of a nine part series by Jeff Smith. The three characters have been thrown out of their town for cheating it's citizens. The will engage reluctant reader in a comic fantasy.
YouthGPL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kearsten says: Bone and his cousins have been run out of town thanks to one of the cousins' greedy (and sketchy) business practices. After getting separated, Bone finds himself in a beautiful forest valley and chased after by terrifying rat creatures. Soon, he meets a beautiful human girl and her cow-racing Grandma Ben and the real adventures begins!Ok - I read this because I have a few coworkers (and one of those coworkers' daughters) who are rabid Bone fans. And I worry that it was built up too much - in the same way that I tend to avoid big movies that everyone's raving about because I will be inevitably let down.While this is definitely funny and cute and charming, I'm not in love. And I kind of feel cheated by all those people who rave about the Bone series. I intend to read on (and will be reading this with my 6 1/2 yr-old), but...Recommended (I'm thinking of reading with my book club for kids next summer).
ChristineRobinson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Phoney Bone has been exiled form Boneville for his greedy ways and his cousins Smiley Bone and Fone Bone have helped him escape. The three get separated and an adventure begins with Fone Bone meeting a Red Dragon, a girl named Thorn and Grandma Rose, all the while escaping a group of sinister but stupid Rat Creatures that are controlled by a mysterious villain. The art is detailed and engaging making the characters all the more real for the reader. Regrettably this edition ends poorly, with no real conclusion, leaving the reader no choice but to read the next instalment in the series.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bone and his cousins have been run out of town thanks to one of the cousins' greedy (and sketchy) business practices. After getting separated, Bone finds himself in a beautiful forest valley and chased after by terrifying rat creatures. Soon, he meets a beautiful human girl and her cow-racing Grandma Ben and the real adventures begins!Ok - I read this because I have a few coworkers (and one of those coworkers' daughters) who are rabid Bone fans. And I worry that it was built up too much - in the same way that I tend to avoid big movies that everyone's raving about because I will be inevitably let down.While this is definitely funny and cute and charming, I'm not in love. And I kind of feel cheated by all those people who rave about the Bone series. I intend to read on (and will be reading this with my 6 1/2 yr-old), but...Recommended (I'm thinking of reading with my book club for kids next summer).
jckeen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bone: Out of Boneville, is the first book in a multi-part graphic novel series. It is the story of three cousins--Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, who become lost and separated in a strange land after getting kicked out of their hometown of Boneville. Fone Bone, arguably the most endearing of the cousins, and also the main character, is an adorable creature who looks a bit like Caspar the Friendly Ghost, but perhaps behaves more like Mickey Mouse. He is constantly pursued by vicious giant rat creatures who'd like to eat him. Fortunately, he has the enchanting human girl, Thorn, to look after him while he searches for his two cousins. (along with some help from a mysterious dragon).Bone is an entertaining adventure that is recommended for readers of either gender. However, it is a great series for boys to become interested in and use as a springboard into reading. With it's fantastic story line, colorful graphics, and characters whom you can follow over time, Bone is a real treasure.
Hollywood75 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bone was one of the first graphic novels I have ever read. My eight year old has read the series time and time again. I thought to give it a try. The story begins with three main characters who are coming from a town Boneville and get lost. They are separated and has to fend for themselves for a bit. The story them brings them back together in a little village where a few more of the "Bone" series are introduced. The storyline is easy to follow along. The villians are scary looking creatures but are a bit humourous so that the younger readers could read this stoyr without being too scared. I really enjoyed the first and I cannot wait to see how the story turns out by reading the second in the series.
TeresaWoolvett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Since this is the first book in a series of nine the main idea of this book is to introduce the characters and setting of the Bones story. It is interesting to note that originally this was a comic book until Scholastic picked it up and developed as a book series. The text is minimal for struggling readers but the humor is geared more towards an adult. While younger students may be capable of reading this book some of the humor will be lost on them. This makes this series a perfect fit for the struggling young adult reader. The illustrations are big and bold and assist well in telling the story.
vetters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully colorized version of the original black and white underground comic of the early nineties. In this first volume, the reader is introduced to three Bone cousins who are on the run and lost in an uncharted desert. The three are separated and the story mainly follows Fone Bone, who stumbles into an unknown gully filled with interesting characters, an escalating storyline, and captivating visuals as he continues his search for his cousins. I had heard great things about Bone, and so I was prepared to be slightly disappointed in case it did not live up to the hype. This preparation was unnecessary because this little book turned out to be everything that people have been telling me it was.It's a Scholastic imprint and marketed toward the 9-12 age group, but I think its appeal is much broader. Any adult who likes Harry Potter could easily come to love this series for its humor, interesting story, clever dialogue, and lovable (if slightly stereotyped) characters. It was a fairly quick and enjoyable read for me, and I only regret that I must wait to read the next volume.This would be an excellent book to encourage reluctant young readers. (The most sensitive of parents should be aware that there are mild references/depictions of smoking, a tavern serving fine ales, gambling, and an off-page/implied co-ed bathing scene in a hot spring. It's all quite tame.)There is a very affordable compilation of all nine Bone volumes available in black and white, but if you (or the recipient) of this comic collection appreciates art to some extent, I would recommend spending a little extra for the separate colorized volumes. I lingered over these pages longer, enjoying the landscapes and character details in top-notch digital color. The story is the same, but the experience is richer.