Wednesday, August 17, 2011

178. Bone #6: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith

Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 6

Pages: 118
Ages: 9+
Finished: Aug. 11, 2011
First Published: 1997 (2007 colourized edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: graphic novel, children, fantasy, humour
Rating: 5/5


First sentence:

URNF! Can ya see anything, Fone Bone?

Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: next in the series

We are right in the middle of all the action with this volume.  The battle has started and everyone steps up to the plate and shows their mettle.  Fone and Smiley are still lost in the woods from the previous book until they meet up with Thorn and continue the journey with her.  Gran'ma Ben has called everyone together at Old Man's Cave where they can put up a united stand against the rat creatures under the leadership of the Hooded One, whose identity we learn in this book.  Once again all the characters from the previous volumes are together again, some only making cameo appearances but it is a pleasure to see everyone as the heat turns up, secrets are revealed and a battle, but not the war, is won.  We are left with an uneasy something-may-be-very-wrong ending which makes me need to go buy the rest of the books.  But again I'll be taking a little break from reading so I can make the series last.

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