Bone: Tall Tales

Bone: Tall Tales


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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Bone and his cousins--Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone--go on wild adventures together where they meet and encounter the unexpected.

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ISBN-13: 9780545140966
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Bone (Comics) Series , #11
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 181,618
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

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Bone - Tall Tales 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As described, Bone: Tall Tales is a 'sorta-new collection of Bone material.' The 'new' part comes in the first four chapters, where Smiley Bone and Bartleby are taking three young Bone Scouts out on a camping trip and they talk Smiley into telling them some stories, all of with end up being about Bog Johnson Bone, the founder of Boneville. In the first of the two stories concerning Big Johnson Bones younger days, we find out about his birth and what Old Man Winter had to say about that. The second story is missing from this uncorrected proof, to be added at publication, so I can't really have anything to say about that. The fifth chapter is a reprint of the Stupid, Stupid Rat-Tails story, so this is the 'sorta' part of the collection. It was still fun to revisit this story, as Tom Sniegoski's humor is really quite funny in the story. This chapter deals with Big Johnson Bone's first encounter with the rat creatures and how he saved the forest from their tyranny, and also tells the tale of how they lost their tails.I love Bone. If you haven't had a chance to read the main story, I highly recommend it. Jeff Smith starts out with what seems like a cute, whimsical little story and turns it into an epic tale of dragons, magic and redemption. The one fact that I'm a little torn on with this new volume is the coloring. The original Bone was published in black and white, and Jeff Smith's art is really suited for black and white. However, this new edition, keeping with the rest of the Graphix/Scholastic reprints of Bone, is being colored, and I'm not really sure that I like it all that much. The first chapter of this uncorrected proof is colored, and the rest is still presents in black and white, and I can honestly say that the coloring isn't bad, but I'm so fond of the black and white illustrations that I don't think I like it all that much. Oh well, it certainly isn't going to keep me from picking up the final edition when it's released. A good little addition to the Bone library.
juju1220 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first graphic novel I have ever read and after getting used to the comic like format it was a fun young read. This bone book is a collection of stories starting with the main character Bone ( a ghost like white character) going on a camping trip with younger bone type characters. This book displays a variety of witty, fun, humor offered to a young audience. In this book my favorite story is The Lost Tale Of Big Johnson Bone, a story about the location of the Johnson bone with a variety of different animal characters who in the end locate it with the tale including bears, large rats, and a donkey with bat wings. Not the type of graphic novel I would want to read again. But my younger kids in first and second grade absolutely love these books!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the prequel book to the Bone series. It was a fun addition to the series. Not as wonderful as the original story, but still fun to read and entertaining.In this book Smiley Bone tells some younger Bones stories about Big Johnson Bone, the adventurous founder of Boneville. Big Johnson Bone is a bit outrageous and has a lot of crazy tales attributed to his name.The artwork is consistent with previous Bone books; it's fun and matches the tone of the story well.The book features little stories about various adventures that Big Johnson was on. We even get to find out how the Rat Creatures lost their tails! While I enjoyed the sheer outlandishness of some of Big Johnson's tales, I didn't find him to be quite as endearing of a character as our wonderful original Bone trio. Still he was funny and his candidness about his adventures was fun to read about.Overall this is a fun addition to the Bone series. Just something to tide you over until there is more Bone to read. The tales of Boneville founder Big Johnson Bone are amusing and entertaining. Fans of the series should be pleased with this addition, this book also stands alone well on its own and is appropriate for younger readers as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter was very excited to receive it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wouldn't have had a complete collection without this one. 12 year old enjoyed this one too.
colemanstudent-atr More than 1 year ago
If you like tales read it
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