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Bone : Eyes of the Storm : The Bone Adventures : Volume 3 - Jeff Smith

Bone : Eyes of the Storm

The Bone Adventures : Volume 3

By: Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator)


Published: 1st February 2006
For Ages: 8 - 14 years old
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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 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.

SLJGr 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

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, born February 27, 1960, is an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the self-published comic book series Bone. Jeff was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.

He learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and animated TV shows. Smith has cited Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts as a very early influence on his understanding of comics. He has also named Walt Kelly's Pogo, which he discovered at the age of nine when a classmate brought a collection of the comics to school, as his "biggest influence in writing comics". Smith began to create comics with the "Bone" characters as early as 1970, when he was about 10 years old.

For his work on Bone, Smith has received numerous awards, among them ten Eisner Awards and eleven Harvey Awards. In 1995 and 1996 he won the National Cartoonists Society's award for Comic Books.

His most recent series, RASL, focused on an art thief who hops through dimensional barriers, hiding out on various parallel worlds.

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ISBN: 9780439706384
ISBN-10: 0439706386
Series: Bone (Graphix)
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 14 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Scholastic US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45