Kw-logo-smaller

Bone :: Tall Tales Graphic Novel Review

While camping with Bartleby and the Bone scouts (Ringo, Bingo and Todd), Smiley tells a series of “Tall Tales.” Smiley says the first one is “about the time Thorn tried to get Fone Bone and Phoney Bone to do laundry,” which may not seem too interesting at first. But when Phoney Bone stumbles upon a treasure map, things seem to take a turn for the profitable. Following the map, they have a near-death experience with an eagle before stumbling across the treasure. But when they discover what the treasure is, they aren’t very excited.


Big Johnson Bone

The next two tales follow Big Johnson Bone. Smiley Bone describes the story of his birth, which would have been fatal if he hadn’t been born with a stubborn strength that equipped him to battle Old Man Winter. The next tale described Big Johnson Bone in his teen years. He won the town eating competition—the gorge-a-thon—14 years in a row. But this year, he has some unassuming competition.


The Lost Tale of Big Johnson Bone

The second half of the book is one long tale—The Lost Tale of Big Johnson Bone. He tells a lot of stories in this tale, stories that are hard to believe. But after following his adventure you may realize that these stories aren’t so farfetched. A twister takes him, his donkey Blossom and his monkey Mr. Pip to a valley, where baby animals are living in fear. Their parents were taken away by the evil rat creatures, and now the babies fear for their own lives. But Big Johnson Bone is fearless, and he steps in to save the day.


The Bottom Line

Like all of the Bone books, Tall Tales is extremely entertaining. Jeff Smith changed the face of the graphic novel industry, making them accessible and entertaining for everyone. Even though this may be the last of the Bone series, you can check out Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegoski’s new trilogy, Quest for the Spark.


Related Articles
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

chloe0608

chloe0608 wrote:

o k
commented: Mon Aug 22, 2011

Domino18

Domino18 wrote:

I HATE graphic novels!
commented: Tue Oct 26, 2010

there are 2 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

Bone1-article

Who's your favorite Bone character?

  • The lovestruck Fone Bone
  • The easygoing Smiley Bone
  • The money-hungry Phoney Bone

related stories

Family, friends, boys ... dental drama?! Find out what Raina Tegemeier's book Smile is all about!
ATTENTION TWILIGHT FANS! The first volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Tw...
If Emily chooses to become the next stonekeeper, she will possess great power. But powerful comes...

latest videos

Random in the forums

Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in New Users:
Waffle duck chinese donkey mango snape lel bye
reply 26 minutes
dreams11
dreams11 posted in New Users:
"PinkSoul" wrote: "dreams11" wrote: Welcome to Kidzworld! ^.^ Oh my gosh, you like Invader Zim too?! :D I LOOOOOVE Invader Zim! It's fantastic :D   Haha, so do i! I'm obsessed with Invader Zim! :D
reply 28 minutes
PinkSoul
PinkSoul posted in New Users:
"dreams11" wrote:Welcome to Kidzworld! ^.^ Oh my gosh, you like Invader Zim too?! :D I LOOOOOVE Invader Zim! It's fantastic :D  
reply 31 minutes
dreams11
dreams11 posted in New Users:
Welcome to Kidzworld! ^.^ Oh my gosh, you like Invader Zim too?! :D
reply 37 minutes
PinkSoul
PinkSoul posted in New Users:
Hi every1 im new!!!!!!! *holds up spork* My name is PinkSoul but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me aghsdfagsdhasd.   I'm 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my boyfriend (I'M BI IF U DON'T LIKE IT DEAL W/IT) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO randooooooom!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!! DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <--- me bein random again  hehe…toodles!!!!!   love and waffles, t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m   ASDGHFASHDJSADGF RANDOOMM  
reply 41 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...