Bone Prequel: Rose by Jeff SmithBone Prequel: Rose by Jeff Smith

Bone Prequel: Rose

byJeff SmithIllustratorCharles Vess

Paperback | August 4, 2009

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The stirring prequel to the award-winning, bestselling Bone series!

When a terrifying dragon attacks the small towns of the Northern Valley, a young Princess Rose (known later as Gran'ma Ben) must defeat it. The beast is actually the ancient evil, the Lord of the Locusts, and while Rose faces danger with honor, her elder sister, Princess Briar, follows a more sinister path.

An unforgettable story with beautiful, sweeping artwork, this prequel explores the fateful beginnings of the epic Bone saga.

JEFF SMITH is the creator of the award-winning, bestselling Bone series. He was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and TV animation.
Title:Bone Prequel: RoseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545135435

ISBN - 13:9780545135436

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intense! Probably the most violent of the entire series, lots of sword fighting but still a good prequel
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story, But Not a Fan of Vess' Illustrations Reason for Reading: A prequel to the series, but the last book published in the series. This was a really hard book to give a rating to. The story is written by Jeff Smith and the cover illustration is by him as well but once one opens up the book all familiarity is gone. The illustrations are by Charles Vess, who has a completely different style than Smith, and the font used is actually a little hard to read. I loved the story but did not like, at all, the illustrations, even though Vess won an award for them. I was not impressed as I started to read because of the change in illustration but as the book progressed the story won me over and I stopped thinking about the artwork, however my rating does reflect my opinion of both the text and illustrations. On to the story, which was as wonderful as I could have expected. Though being a prequel, it was predictable as we already knew the outcome. This tells the story of when Rose and Briar were young princesses together training to become one of the Veni-Yan. It tells how Briar turned evil and how the Lord of the Locusts started his plan to escape his trap, as well as why and how the rat creatures broke their centuries old peace with the humans. An exciting story with lots of action, an insightful look back at Rose's (Gran'ma Ben) background and her early history with Lucius. I enjoyed the story and the familiar faces (though there were no Bones) very much, but the illustrations did put a damper on it for me.
Date published: 2012-01-04

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Bone seriesNamed one of the top ten graphic novels of all time by Time"Spectacular." -Spin magazine"One of the best kids' comics ever." -VIBE magazine"Jeff Smith's Bone series . . . is a true accomplishment. Not only is it a terrific graphic-novel series, but it's a superb example of storytelling." -School Library Journal"Bone is storytelling at its best, full of endearing, flawed characters whose adventures run the gamut from hilarious whimsy to thrilling drama." -Entertainment Weekly