The first book in-a-series story is about three
Bone cousins (Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and
Smiley Bone). The Bone cousins are run out of
Boneville because of Phoney’s latest scheme. Lost
in the desert, they become separated and
encounter both humans and creatures that are
good and bad. Strange creatures, unique weather,
protective dragon, and strange friends along with
lots of humor make this story unique and exciting
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Feiwel (with John Mason). Young Adult Library Services, 3(4), 12-13.
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1. What did you as students think of the Bone:
Out from Boneville?
2. What drew you to or against Bone: Out from
3. How might you as librarians embrace Bone:
Out from Boneville in your collections?
4. Do you think Bone: Out from Boneville might
be considered controversial?
5. Did you think Bone: Out from Boneville was
a little wordy and too busy?