Sunday, February 14, 2010

16. Bone Handbook by Jeff Smith

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Title: Bone Handbook
Series: Bone
Author: Jeff Smith
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9780545211420
Publisher: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic
Author Website: www.boneville.com
Twitter: @Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 2-14-10
Challenge: 100 Book 10

From Amazon:
This is the ultimate handbook for every BONE fan! Includes character profiles, a timeline of events, interviews with creator Jeff Smith and colorist Steve Hamaker, a showcase of cover art from the original BONE editions, a behind-the-scenes look at how the Scholastic editions were colorized, and other fun stuff!

The Bone Handbook is just what it sounds like, a source book of information concerning Jeff Smith's Bone. Printed as a companion to the Graphix/Scholastic reprints of the series, it is written in a slightly juvenile fashion, but that's because the Graphix/Scholastic versions have been marketed towards a younger audience. It still makes for a good refresher on what happens in the series and who the characters are. It's a really quick read, but fun all the same. If you are a fan of the Bone series, I'd say you'd probably enjoy this, just as a reminder of what went on in the series. It is a little spoiler-filled, so if you haven't read the series yet, be warned that this will give some of it away.

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