Bone: Tall Tales by Tom SniegoskiBone: Tall Tales by Tom Sniegoski

Bone: Tall Tales

byTom Sniegoski, Jeff SmithIllustratorJeff Smith

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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Ever wonder what happened before the Bone cousins got lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley? Or how Boneville came to be? This is the hilarious companion to the epic Bone saga!

Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is known of the mighty explorer's adventures before he started his famous trading post.

So when Smiley Bone sits down with a group of young campers to retell the legendary stories of Boneville's origin and its tough, no-nonsense founder, what they hear are tall tales in typical Bone fashion - wild antics complete with rat creatures, dragons, and a snarky little monkey!

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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. TOM SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels, including The Fallen quartet, which was adapted into an ABC Family Channel m...
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Title:Bone: Tall TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.02 × 6.03 × 0.38 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054514096X

ISBN - 13:9780545140966

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Extension to the Universe If you love the original Bone stories, you'll love this
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Time Bone Reader Loves It Reason for Reading: This is a Cybils '10 nominee and required reading for me as a panelist. I have never read a Bone book in my life before this. I actually have reading the series as one of my goals for next year. Fortunately, Tall Tales is a collection of short stories that happen before the events of the Bone series making them entirely readable for someone who hasn't a clue about the series itself. The book, which calls itself a "Companion" to the series is set in the here and now as Smiley and Bartleby take the Bone Scouts camping. As they sit around the campfire, Smiley tells some rather Tall Tales about the early days. One involves Fone Bone and Phoney Bone in the days before Thorn was Queen and the rest are about Big Johnson Bone's early adventures. There are a total of four stories with a segue back at camp connecting them. The first three are indeed short stories, while the fourth one takes up almost the entire book with the main tale of Johnson Bone's adventure of how he subdued the terror of the rat creatures. I absolutely loved this and cannot wait to read the other books now that I've had this sampling. Not having read Bone previously did not hamper my enjoyment of Tall Tales one iota and in fact I can recommend it as a way to check and see if you'll enjoy the humour of Bone, which is hilarious. I was snorting out loud as I read which is not something I do often, believe me! Completely entertaining, hilariously funny and a sure-fire winner for any comic reader.
Date published: 2010-10-23

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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