Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith is the first installment of Bone, a classic graphic novel series.
cousins Fone Bone, Smiley Bone, and Phoney Bone are driven out of
Boneville by an irate populace (Phoney's been up to his usual tricks
again), they find themselves lost in an unmapped desert. Separated by a
storm, the three eventually find themselves in a strange new land,
replete with its own dangers and rewards. But will the three cousins
ever be reunited?
I've been reading a fair number of graphic
novels lately, but I don't think I will ever love them the way I do
traditional books. I can see the distinguished points in this book -- it
has humor, good characters, strong plot, nice artwork -- but it didn't
grip me the way it has obviously gripped so many others. Obviously, this
is a reader problem, not a book problem, so if you like graphic novels
and have not yet explored this series, you probably ought to look in to
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)