Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Smith, Jeff. Out From Boneville (Tribute Edition)

Smith, JeffOut From Boneville (Tribute Edition)    Scholastic/Graphix  2015  138p  $14.99  ISBN 978-0-545-80070-9  ms  Graphic novel 

This 10th-anniversary edition of Bone celebrates the book that launched Scholastic’s Graphix imprint.  Out from Boneville is the first of nine volumes that tell of the adventures of cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone. They are separated in the wild and run into a number of fantastical beasts and situations before eventually reuniting.  The tribute edition includes a gallery of work by sixteen artists who have been influenced by Jeff Smith.  Highly recommended for any middle-school or high-school graphic-novel collection.

The book is not eligible for a “Books of Note designation because it is a reissue.
Summary: A reissue of Bone, which launched Scholastic’s Graphix imprint ten years ago. It includes tributes from artists who have been influenced by Jeff Smith’s work.           

Fantasy                                                     --Stephanie Pennucci

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