Bone Prequel: Rose

Bone Prequel: Rose

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545135436
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: Bone (Comics) Series , #10
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 133,397
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: GN330L (what's this?)
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 Prequel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
xicanti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the core series, but I think that was mainly because there wasn't as much time for the story to really build momentum. It was still very enjoyable, though, and it really grew on me as it progressed. And of course, the art was amazing. Charles Vess does breathtaking work.
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A prequel to Jeff Smith's epic Bone, Rose is the story of Rose and her rise and fall. Charles Vess' artwork is breathtaking throughout. I don't know that this story packs as much of a punch as the main series, Bone, does given that I know the outcome, but it is still a great companion piece and worth reading if you enjoyed the main series.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On the surface, this is a pretty simple story, The goodies and the baddies are instantly identifiable. And any reader of Bone will be very familiar with the outcome of this prequel.I have no idea how Rose (and everyone else) didn't notice that her sister was so dreadful. But this isn't Briar's story - it is Rose's. Her tiny, apparently harmless, steps leading to dishonour. Her actions done out of love causing disaster.Oh, and the artwork is absolutely beautiful. The stylistic difference from the original Bone drawings evokes the feeling of the past as surely as black and white photographs.
AshleighEvans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a princess named Rose who has the ability to see into her dreams more in depth than most people to the point that they become real. Her sister, Briar, is very jealous since her ability is less impressive. Briar gives her strength to a dragon who is trying to throw off the balance of the world by escaping his trap and setting nightmares across the world, rather than dreams. With the help of the Great Red Dragon, Rose fights and conquers the dragon while Briar is left frail and useless. This is the prequel to the Bone series so if a class or an individual student were interested in reading those books, I would suggest that they read Bone: Rose first so they would understand how it all began. A big theme through this book is betrayal since an older sister betrays a younger one. The teacher could ask the students if they have every felt betrayed or had betrayed someone else. What did they do in that situation? Why is trust so important? I liked this book. I had never read a graphic novel before and I found this format to be very interesting to read. There was a lot of action in this story and I wasn¿t bored while reading especially since there were so many pictures. I liked how it was a good versus evil type of story and the good conquered in the end. I like fantasy stories such as this one was and it made me want to continue to read the Bone series to see what happens as a result of this story.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a prequel to the Bone series by Jeff Smith. It was a decent book; I loved the illustrations by Charles Vess. The story was good too it just doesn't tell much beyond what the reader already knows after reading the Bone seriesThis tells the story of Rose, Briar, and Lucius in their younger years. It shows how the Lord of Locusts began gaining power and how Briar betrayed her kingdom.Although it was odd to have a switch of illustrator, Vess did a very nice job with illustration. The characters look a bit different but are all recognizable from the previous series and Vess's interpretation of how the dragons look is absolutely magical. I love Vess's artwork in general, so overall I was pleased with the choice to have him illustrate this prequel.The story is well told and worth a read for fans of the Bone series. People not familiar with the series will most-likely find it an entertaining read as well, although they will miss the significance of many of the events without knowledge of the back story. I was a bit disappointed that the story didn't reveal anything that the reader hadn't learned about from reading the main series.Overall this is very well done. The story is engaging and Vess's artwork is magical. I enjoyed reading it. My only disappointment was that there weren't really any surprises; things happen basically how they are laid out in the Bone series. Bone fans will enjoy this, but don't be prepared for any stunning surprises. The next Bone series spin-off I would like to check-out is Tall Tales by Jeff Smith.
mdyewhea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
5P: Before Gran'ma Rose, there was Princess Rose. Before Briar the Evil Hag, there was Rose's older sister Pirncess Briar. The older teen sisters set out an unexpected journey to sharpen their powers of intuition, and things happen. Bad things. Rose must fight as a warrior would, and make some very difficult choices.
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The book was wonderful, exciting and entertaining.
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Hariram More than 1 year ago
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