Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bone- Graphic Novel

I have a confession that I had never heard of this line of graphic novels by Jeff Smith until I was at my kids middle school a few weeks ago. I was sitting next to a young man (8th grader) in the school's office and he had his nose buried.

I said, " That looks like a cool book, what's it about?".
His eyes lit up as he went on to tell me about the adventures of three "bone cousins" from "Boneville" on a quest to outwit dragons, monsters and evil that is threatening mankind.
Looking at reviews it seems to be similar in flavor as "Lord of the Rings" but in humorous comic form.

He finished by saying, "I get really bored when I have to read but this keeps me entertained ."

Hey, works for me. I know first hand how difficult it can be to get boys interested in reading so I'll go on his word and recommend this series!


Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Roz, I have seen this series and will keep it mind for my oldest when he gets a bit older. Thanks for the info!
He is only in grade 3 right now but he is most definately a reluctant reader. I highly recommend the Captain Underpants series, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The silliness and gross factor really resonate with my little buddy. It was a golden moment when I finally found these longer chapter books that he actually enjoys. Yeah!!! :)

roz said...

Hi Suzanne, thanks for the recommendations. I've only heard good things about both as well.
Yes, so tough generally to get boys into books. When my oldest was young it was such a struggle. At that time the graphic novels weren't popular so the books that worked were "Goosebumps" and Cirque De Freak (or something like that, lol).
I know as far as being an author submitting work, those that can really tap into what boys want will have a great chance of getting published!