Cover image for Bone : Treasure hunters / by Jeff Smith ; with color by Steve Hamaker.
Bone : Treasure hunters / by Jeff Smith ; with color by Steve Hamaker.
Title Variants:
Treasure hunters
1st Scholastic Press ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Graphix, c2005-<2007>
Physical Description:
v. <1-3, 5-9> : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Originally published in single magazine form in Bone.
1. Out from Boneville -- 2. The great cow race -- 3. Eyes of the storm -- 5. Rock Jaw, master of the eastern border -- v. 6. Old man's cave -- v. 7. Ghost circles -- v. 8. Treasure hunters -- v. 9. Crown of horns.
The adventure starts when cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of Boneville and later get separated and lost in the wilderness, meeting monsters and making friends as they attempt to return home.


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SMI Graphic Novel Junior Graphic Novels
SMI Graphic Novel Junior Graphic Novels
SMI Graphic Novel Junior Graphic Novels

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Tensions come to a head in the eighth epic volume of the Bone series.

The Bone cousins, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn finally reach the city of Atheia, where they reunite with old friends and plan to thwart The Lord of the Locusts. The Pawan army has joined forces with Briar and the rat creatures, and danger increases as Thorn's visions get stronger. Meanwhile, Phoney Bone is convinced Atheia is a city rich in gold, and he is determined to find it!

Author Notes

JEFF SMITH is the creator of the award-winning, bestselling Bone series. He was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and TV animation.

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Library Journal Review

This is the penultimate chapter in one of the most widely acclaimed graphic novel series in the United States. It's the story of the three Bone cousins-good-hearted Fone Bone, avaricious Phoney Bone, and dopey Smiley Bone. Driven from their home, they become allies of the people of the valley in their struggle against the invading Rat Creatures and the Hooded One. In this volume, the Bones, along with Gran'ma Ben (a.k.a. Rose, the land's queen, returning from exile) and her granddaughter Thorn, enter the city of Atheia, where Gran'ma reunites with old allies and faces danger from a usurper while Phoney Bone schemes to take charge of the city's treasury. Meanwhile, the army of the Hooded One is advancing on the city, and the stage is set for the final battle. Adventure, comedy, imagination, and clean, accomplished artwork-bringing to mind such masters as Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, and Hayao Miyazaki-come together to produce a classic with wide appeal for readers ages ten to 100. Most libraries will want the sturdier hardcover editions, because these books will be checked out repeatedly. Winner of 17 Eisner and Harvey awards and many other awards besides, this is a series no library should be without. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.