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Bone #4: The Dragonslayer
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Bone #4: The Dragonslayer

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by Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator)
 

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The forces of evil are growing stronger - but could our heroes' worst enemy be Phoney Bone himself?

Fone Bone confronts a host of dangers in Book 4 of the BONE saga, The Dragonslayer. He and Gran'ma Ben and Thorn have a terrifying encounter with Kingdok, ruler of the rat creatures. The Hooded One is inciting his army to full-scale war. Someone is continuing to

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The forces of evil are growing stronger - but could our heroes' worst enemy be Phoney Bone himself?

Fone Bone confronts a host of dangers in Book 4 of the BONE saga, The Dragonslayer. He and Gran'ma Ben and Thorn have a terrifying encounter with Kingdok, ruler of the rat creatures. The Hooded One is inciting his army to full-scale war. Someone is continuing to haunt Thorn in her dreams. And then wise Gran'ma Ben disappears.

To make matters worse, Phoney Bone has hoodwinked the townspeople into believing that he is a mighty dragonslayer. When he actually does catch the Red Dragon -- much to his surprise -- he must face up to his promise: to slay the dragon at sunrise.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
When Bone was first introduced to my students, it was an immediate favorite. I personally purchased three copies for my classroom and they were used so much that I had to have a sheet for students to sign so everyone knew who was going to get a copy during silent reading the following day. What a wonderful acclamation for any book. This story is interesting from the first page. Dangerous times exist for Barrelhaven, as the repugnant leader of the rat creatures has a bad meeting with Gran'ma Ben, Fone Bone, and Thorn. A war is certainly unavoidable—or is it? One never knows who the worst enemy might be and this element of surprise adds thought-provoking suspense. This book actually has eight chapters; each with provocative titles such as "Stick-Eater and on the Dragon's Stair." Boys and girls alike will enjoy reading the story and will fall in love with the characters. The artwork is wonderful and adds much to the story. Readers will not be satisfied to put this book away after finishing it; they will instead, want to read and enjoy the illustrations again and again. I must prepare the reader for the ending...be ready to yell, "AGHHHH." I highly recommend this book and want to suggest this as a great gift for anyone who still likes to imagine.
School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up
This book will no doubt please fans of the series, but the plot is somber and often drags, and the humor is too easy, too sparse, and not dry-witted, as in earlier titles. What the story lacks in plot, it makes up for in character development; there are back stories about Thorn; Gran'ma; and a mysterious, new, hooded dark leader; and the relationship between Fone Bone and Thorn deepens. While the series as a whole has appeal to both young and old alike, the dark images and light violence in this title might be too intense for some younger readers.
—Scott La CounteCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439706377
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/10/2006
Series:
Bone (Comics) Series , #4
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
35,206
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 5.72(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
GN380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet 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 #4: The Dragonslayer 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Mr-X_0024 More than 1 year ago
My first online purchase and I've enjoyed it. To see more of this book series and its related genre, look in Amulet book 3, also for the entire saga look in Allegiant, Batman Incorporated Vol. 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 1, Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Volume 3, Batman Zero Year Vol. 4, Frozen the Junior  Novelization, Pokemon XY Pokedex Guide, the Lightning Thief, the Sea of Monsters, the Titan's Curse and the Battle of the Labyrinth. Which of course what I meant by the entire saga I meant customer reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. It has a lot better plot than other graphic novels. When I started reading it I just kept reading it tell I was done. You really got to know the characters (especially Fone Bone) and feel what they were feeling. It is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is a fantasy book and like a big comic book.Its a easy to read.Its a book about a dragon and a 3 bone and they want a way home and are in danger by some animal called the rat catures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I won't spoil it by giving away the plot, but I just want to say that this is certainly one of the most dramatic books in the Bone story! It has everything that a comic book should have- humor, suspense, action, a building plot, great artwork and entertaing characters. Fair warning to those who have not read the original trilogy, for they will not fully appreciate this book or understand the plot without the background details.