Bone #3: Eyes of the Storm

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In "Eyes of the Storm," book three in the epic BONE series, Gran'ma Ben reveals long-kept secrets about Thorn's royal heritage and the ancient enmities that may lead to war.

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 ...

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Overview


In "Eyes of the Storm," book three in the epic BONE series, Gran'ma Ben reveals long-kept secrets about Thorn's royal heritage and the ancient enmities that may lead to war.

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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    The Bone Series  

Editorial Reviews

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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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439706254
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Series: Bone Series , #3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 287,428
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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  • Posted January 17, 2010

    My son loves the Bone books!!!

    My son loved these books. He doesn't like to read but with these books, he doesn't stop reading now!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great Series!

    My son never read as much before, but now he can't put this series down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Jeff Smith does it again!

    This book was the same as books 1 and 2...funny, great graphics, and easy to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Things pick up

    The story starts to get darker in this volume. A conflict between the red dragon and Gran'ma Ben turns up, some truths are revealed that turn Thorn into a somewhat overdramatic character a few times, and there is a lot of hinting at things yet to come in the series. I think I would definetly have to come back to read this book after I finish the series and find some details I missed. Overall, a really fun book, and the only mild complaint I have is that Jeff Smith just can't seem to figure out how to draw Thorn consistently. It becomes an issue because she is the main focus of a lot of what happens in this issue, so any time her facial appearance beomes hard to recognize it distracts from the emotional intensity of the book. Still, it's a challenging story that Smith has taken on to tell in this volume, so kudos to him nonetheless. Also, I love the twist that Phoney, Smiley and Lucius' story starts to take as they consistently provide the laughs in this book.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

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    The book was great altogether and I could read it a million times and not get tiered of it! You should read it you wont regreat it....... Also try the book listed below

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Awesome

    I am eaght years old. And the Bone books are the best in the whole universe. I have loved every one of the books and cant wait to read more from Jeff Smith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2009

    This is my son's book

    My son enjoys reading all of the "Bones" books. He saves his money and loves going to the store to buy his new books. It's great to see him that excited to read. Keep up the great writing!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2008

    a reviewer

    I love the pictures in the book. I am going to try to get all of them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    i love reading these books there good. bone books are the best books jeff smith has writin. GREAT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    Bone: Eyes of the Storm

    What would you do if you were having crazy dreams about your childhood that you don¿t even remember happening? What would you do if you found out they did happen after all these years of being lied to that they never happened? What would you do if you had rat creatures chasing you that ran you out of your home because of your parents? Well Gran¿ma Ben, Thorn and Fone Bone know exactly what to do because this is all happening to them. Read Bone: Eyes of the Storm to find out why this is happening to them. The book Bone: Eyes of the Storm is a book about three cousins (the Bone cousins), a girl named Thorn, and Thorn¿s relative Gran¿ma Ben who live with each other. Thorn has these crazy dreams about her past that lead her to questions she doesn¿t have answers to. Fone Bone is a very close friend to her. So one day, Thorn decides to tell Fone Bone about her dreams. They go to the barn and Gran¿ma Ben walks in on them talking about the dreams. She got upset and ran off. Thorn and Fone Bone went after her to find out why she was so upset. Gran¿ma Ben told them why Thorn had been having those dreams and Thorn got upset because Gran¿ma Ben had been lying to her. Then they found out that the rat creatures were after them because of Thorn¿s parents. Gran¿ma Ben, Thorn and Fone Bone packed up their belongings and left the valley. I believe that one deeper meaning in this book is that you can always count on friends to talk to them and trust them because Thorn counted on Fone Bone to tell her dreams to and she trusted him with what she was telling him. I think Fone Bone has a great personality because he is open-minded about what people have to say. He¿s nice, cute and funny. Fone Bone has a huge crush on Thorn, but he never told her. He writes poems to her secretly, but he never gives them to her. Fone Bone¿s character is original. This book is exciting, funny and adventurous because the character¿s make it funny with the things they say and do and they travel to several places throughout these Bone books. I enjoy reading these hilarious comic books because of all the adventure and humor in them. In conclusion, this book is laugh out loud funny. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading hilarious and adventurous comic books. They¿re great!! I don¿t know who wouldn¿t want to read Bone books!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2007

    The greatest book EVER!!!

    I'm don't really read to many comic book or books with pictures too often. But when i read a few pages of the 1st book i got hooked, and HAD to read the rest. This is a great book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2006

    An Addictive Tale of Exciting and Surprising Events!

    In Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, Thorn, one of the main characters, has strange dreams that, as she believes, link to her past. She tries desperately to learn about herself, and what her dreams are supposed to mean. Eventually, her Grandmother Ben tells her. She tells Thorn about how she is heir to the throne of a land called Atheia and that during a great war against the monsters called rat creatures, or hairy men, she was given to the dragons for safe- keeping, to prevent her from being killed. Thorn also learns that Grandmother Ben has lied to her, claiming that dragons don¿t even exist. She becomes angry at Grandmother Ben for lying to her, and still doesn¿t completely understand her past, but is somewhat content with what she¿s learned. The conflict of Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm is not between Thorn and Grandmother Ben, and is not completely understandable. People want to know certain things, like ¿Why did Grandmother Ben lie to Thorn?¿ The main idea is somewhat confusing, which is one of the many things that makes this book so interesting, this is because it leaves the reader curious about what is happening and wanting to read more. This book is suspenseful and gripping, it is nearly impossible to put down, especially during the climax. This is because of the suspense of the climax, which is a family fight, which is always interesting. This book is impossible to forget, especially because of the cliffhanger ending. Cliffhangers often leave readers filled with curiosity, and that is what keeps people wanting to read all the books in the series, if there is a series involved. Otherwise, this is obviously and truly an excellent book. Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, is an exiting book! Mystery, suspense, and humor can be hard qualities to fit into a story at times, but this book pulls it off with profession. I strongly recommend this book, even though I am not much of a reader, I know a good book when I read one! Of course, since this book is titled Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, it is obvious that there are other books in this series, first of all, Bone 1: Out from Boneville, and Bone 2: The Great Cow Race. These are also excellent books, and read them first, just so you understand the story- line. All-in-all, this is an awesome book, I wouldn¿t give a second thought about reading it, nobody else should, either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    Read this book!!!

    If you love Bone, this is a book for you. Eyes of the Storm explains so much, that all those secrets spinning around in your head will diminish as the danger comes closer and the secrets uncover themselves. Read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    Easily, the best!

    I chose this book from my school bookfair because it looked very interesting and fun,and it is! I will recomend it alot to people that are about 10 or 11 years old who like mystery and fun books. This book is about a rare creature ¿Bone¿ that likes Thorn (the girl) and when Granma finds out they get into very serious problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2006

    GrEaT tO rEaD!!!

    the 3rd book of Bones is really great! i have one myself and has read it at least over 7 times! this book is sumthing EVERYONE will enjoy, and remember. Bones has some comedy, suspense, romance, and a little bit of scary stuff... Really, if u haven't read ANY Bones books yet, i recommend you try reading them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2006

    One of the best out there

    This book is as good as it gets, equal to the previous two. Though I'm a reluctant reader, I read Bone non-stop. It was simply fantastiac, and nothing short of that!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    the coolest book ever

    this book is a great adventure story.i love it!im a true bone fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    the best one yet!

    I am a big fan of the new bone chapter comic books, and I own #1 and #2. These books are great, and highly suggested. I can't wait to recieve this book! Whoo hoo! I can't even start to think of a better comic!

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