The first book in Jeff Smith's New York Times
bestselling, award-winning graphic novel series featuring an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter, Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them and their adventures are only just beginning!
Named a top ten graphic novel by Time magazine"This is first-class kid lit: exciting, funny, scary, and resonant enough that it will stick with readers for a long time." -- Publishers Weekly"BONE is storytelling at its best, full of endearing, flawed characters whose adventures run the gamut from hilarious whimsy . . . to thrilling drama." -- Entertainment Weekly"Jeff Smith can pace a joke better than almost anyone in comics." --Neil Gaiman, winner of the Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book