Bone #3: Eyes of the Storm

Bone #3: Eyes of the Storm

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by Jeff Smith
     
 

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In "Eyes of the Storm," volume three of the nine-book BONE saga, Lucius, Smiley, and Phoney survive an attack by the rat creatures and return safely to Lucius' tavern in Barrelhaven. Phoney, desperate to win a bet with Lucius, stokes the townspeople's fear of dragons and boasts that he is a professional dragonslayer. Back at the farm, Fone Bone and Thorn are… See more details below

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In "Eyes of the Storm," volume three of the nine-book BONE saga, Lucius, Smiley, and Phoney survive an attack by the rat creatures and return safely to Lucius' tavern in Barrelhaven. Phoney, desperate to win a bet with Lucius, stokes the townspeople's fear of dragons and boasts that he is a professional dragonslayer. Back at the farm, Fone Bone and Thorn are troubled by strange dreams, and Gran'ma Ben's reaction to them is stranger still: She reveals long-kept secrets and warns of great danger. Thorn, Fone Bone, and Gran'ma Ben may have to leave the farm forever.

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Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
In this third title of the wildly popular "Bone" comic book epic, Thorn discovers that her dreams reveal disturbing secrets about her long-forgotten past, loyal Fone Bone writes her a lot of very bad love poetry, and his cousins Smiley Bone and Phoney Bone try their hand at managing a bar with near disastrous results. Readers new to the series will have difficulty entering the story: which Bone is which? And what is that cow race that everybody keeps talking about? Likewise, the story simply ends with the always frustrating promise: "To Be Continued." Along the way, however, Smith provides his trademark blend of exciting action scenes, emotional pathos, and wisecracking humor. Lovelorn Fone Bone is consistently lovable, and perennially cheerful Smiley Bone has some great exchanges ("Hey, Gran'ma! Did you pack any of those hard little stuffed bread thingies for me?" "Of course, dear. I made them two days ago, so they'd be extra stale—just th' way you like �em!" "Yes!"). The art throughout brings graphic novels to a new height of expression and even beauty.
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SLJ

Gr 3 Up–Exiled from their home, the Bone cousins have discovered a beautiful but frightening world in the valley. The tone darkens in this volume as their friend Thorn learns of her tragic past, the bloodthirsty rat creatures become even more menacing, and war appears imminent. Already a gripping, striking work in black and white, Bone is even more appealing in color. The lighter palettes highlight the story's playful humor, while darker shades heighten the immense drama unfolding in the valley. This offering should bring Smith's work a deservedly wider audience.–Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007244782
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Series:
Bone Series, #3

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