The Bone Series

by Jeff Smith (Author/Cartoonist)

Book Cover for the Bone Series
The Bone adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are exiled from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger and special new friendships, they're soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

This epic adventure series in the tradition of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is credited with breathing new life into the graphic novel format and introducing successive generations of readers to the wonder of narrative comic books.

Recognition: Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication (1993 - 1995); Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series (1994 - 1995); Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Jeff Smith (1994 - 1995); Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Jeff Smith (1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2003, 2005); Harvey Award Special Award for Humor: Jeff Smith (1994); Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work: The Complete Bone Adventures (1994, 2005)

Summary and books in the Bone series

Tags: graphic novel, epic fantasy, adventure, humour, mystery,
Series reading level: 11+
Books in series: 11
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 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)