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    Bone #1: Out from Boneville

    Bone #1: Out from Boneville

    by Jeff Smith and Jeff Smith

    The three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, are run out of Boneville. They become separated and find themselves alone in the uncharted desert, and each manage to make their way into a forest inhabited by strange creatures. There the adventures begin! Kids and adults alike will immensely enjoy this fantasy-humor comic adventure.

    Fun Factor
    Kids will agree that it can be scary to leave home for the first time, but find reassurance in the fact that many adventures await.

    Learning Curve
    "Graphic novel" is a term used by librarians, educators, and booksellers to indicate a publishing format--books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, consisting of "sequential art"--a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. Although today's graphic novels are a recent phenomenon, this basic way of storytelling has been used in various forms for centuries--early cave drawings, hieroglyphics, and medieval tapestries like the famous Bayeux Tapestry can be thought of as stories told in pictures. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.

    School librarians and educators have reported outstanding success getting kids to read with graphic novels, citing particularly their popularity with reluctant readers, especially boys--a group traditionally difficult to reach. At the same time, graphic novels with rich, complex plots and narrative structures can also be satisfying to advanced readers.

    Want to learn more about graphic novels? Check out our discussion guide here .

    books;paperback books;paperback graphic novels | Ages 9-12
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    Jeff Smith Poster (Bone)

    Jeff Smith Poster (Bone)

    by Jeff Smith

    Read Every Day

    Twelve outstanding children’s illustrators were invited to create their artistic interpretations of the Scholastic global literacy campaign message — Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.

    The result is a spectacular collection of art, now available for purchase individually and as a 12 Poster Deluxe Set.

    Jeff Smith Poster

    Jeff Smith was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animated shorts on TV. After four years of drawing comic strips for The Ohio State University's student newspaper and starting his own animation studio, Character Builders, in 1986, Smith launched the comic book BONE in 1991. As BONE's popularity grew he became known as a cofounder of the Self-Publishing Movement of the 1990s and an early adopter of the graphic novel format. BONE is now a New York Times bestselling series, and Smith spends much of his time on the international guest circuit promoting comics and the art of graphic novels. In 2008, he was the subject of a documentary called The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics. Jeff Smith is also the creator of RASL, and his other books include Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil and Little Mouse Gets Ready.

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    60% of the proceeds from the sale of this poster will be donated to Reach Out and Read www.reachoutandread.org and Reading Is Fundamental www.rif.org.

    Purchase of this product is not tax deductible.

    toys and games;furniture and décor;collectible art | Ages 5 and Up
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Out from Boneville

Author: Jeff Smith

Series: BONE (Book #1)

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Adventure, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Series, Fantasy

Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles, Survival, Cooperation and Teamwork, Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Dragons and Mythical Creatures

About This Book

In Out from Boneville, volume 1 of this 9-book epic, 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!

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