Bone by Tom Sniegoski
Tall Tales

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Ever wonder what happened before the Bone cousins got lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley? Or how Boneville came to be? This is the hilarious companion to the epic BONE saga!

Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is known of the mighty explorer's adventures before he started his famous trading post. So when Smiley Bone sits down with a group of young campers to retell the legendary stories of Boneville's origin and its tough, no-nonsense founder, what they hear are tall tales in typical BONE fashion--wild antics complete with rat creatures, dragons, and a snarky little monkey!

About Tom Sniegoski

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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 Tom Sniegoski is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including The Fallen, a teen fantasy quartet. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and their French bulldog puppy. Visit him online at
Published August 1, 2010 by GRAPHIX. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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But seeing as how Jeff Smith's Bone epic is one of the greatest graphic novels of all time, schools, libraries and bookstores would do well to tie this book in with the graphic novels from the same series.

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The Trades

While settling around the campfire, Smiley regales the incredulous youths with unbelievable stories -- including a tale of Fone Bone and Phoney Bone set during the original Bone saga.

Aug 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Bone: Tall Tales

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All this, plus Matthew, too, in this installment of the Major Spoilers Podcast.

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