175. Bone #5: Rock Jaw by Jeff Smith

Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Volume 5

Pages: 116
Ages: 9+
Finished: Aug. 8, 2011
First Published: 1997 (colourized edition 2007)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: children, graphic novel, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Look! There! Do you see it?

Acquired: Purchased a new copy via an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

Time for a change of pace as this book focuses on Fone Bone and Smiley Bone as they go up into the mountains to release the baby rat creature cub that they found in the previous volume. Smiley has become attached to him and named him Bartelby. They meet lots of new & a few old characters and the two stupid rat creatures continue to try and catch them, Roque Ja takes them hostage and the young possums find their trail once again meeting up with a whole group of orphaned animals. Fone and Smiley meet up with every possible bad guy to date on this mini side-expedition bringing lots of excitement and the usual humour. Fone and Smiley are definitely my favourite two characters though I did miss the red dragon's usual cameo.


  1. I think part of my problem with the new series is that my favourite characters are not main characters any more. Plus, there is more writing than drawing. I wish if they were going to make a new series they had kept it like the original style.

  2. Kailana - Well, for us we read the other first so it's just whetted our appetite for the original, but I hear what you're saying!


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