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The Great Cow Race


by Jeff Smith (Author/Cartoonist)

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   Book 2   
Pages: 134
Published: 1994

Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. But Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the town's annual Great Cow Race.

As usual, Phoney's plans go disastrously awry, and Boneville seems further away than ever. Meanwhile, ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing, and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy.

Recognition: Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story (1994)

Series Summary


Series: Bone
Tags: graphic novel epic fantasy adventure humour mystery
Series reading level: 11+
Books in series: 11
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Website: www.boneville.com

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Out from Boneville  (1993)
2The Great Cow Race  (1994)
3Eyes of the Storm  (1995)
4The Dragonslayer  (1997)
5Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border  (1998)
6Old Man's Cave  (1999)
7Ghost Circles  (2001)
8Treasure Hunters  (2002)
9Crown of Horns  (2004)
+ Rose  (2002)
+ Bone Handbook  (2010)