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Ever wonder what happened before the Bone cousins got lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley? Or how Boneville came to be? This is the hilarious companion to the epic BONE saga. Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is k Ever wonder what happened before the Bone cousins got lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley? Or how Boneville came to be? This is the hilarious companion to the epic BONE saga. Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is known of the mighty explorer's adventures before he started his famous trading post. So when Smiley Bone sits down with a group of young campers to retell the legendary stories of Boneville's origin and its tough, no-nonsense founder, what they hear are tall tales in typical BONE fashion--wild antics complete with rat creatures, dragons, and a snarky little monkey!


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Ever wonder what happened before the Bone cousins got lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley? Or how Boneville came to be? This is the hilarious companion to the epic BONE saga. Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is k Ever wonder what happened before the Bone cousins got lost in the uncharted forest of the Valley? Or how Boneville came to be? This is the hilarious companion to the epic BONE saga. Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is known of the mighty explorer's adventures before he started his famous trading post. So when Smiley Bone sits down with a group of young campers to retell the legendary stories of Boneville's origin and its tough, no-nonsense founder, what they hear are tall tales in typical BONE fashion--wild antics complete with rat creatures, dragons, and a snarky little monkey!

30 review for Bone: Tall Tales

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mario

    It was so good to be back, once more, in the Bones world. Really missed those fellas. Great collection of short stories. Enjoyed them all, especially first one, 'cause it brought us back to the beginning. Only wish it was longer. It was so good to be back, once more, in the Bones world. Really missed those fellas. Great collection of short stories. Enjoyed them all, especially first one, 'cause it brought us back to the beginning. Only wish it was longer.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barbara McEwen

    3.5 stars - It was enjoyable but I did think Big Johnson Bone got a bit tiresome after a while.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    Reason for Reading: This is a Cybils '10 nominee and required reading for me as a panelist. I have never read a Bone book in my life before this. I actually have reading the series as one of my goals for next year. Fortunately, Tall Tales is a collection of short stories that happen before the events of the Bone series making them entirely readable for someone who hasn't a clue about the series itself. The book, which calls itself a "Companion" to the series is set in the here and now as Smiley an Reason for Reading: This is a Cybils '10 nominee and required reading for me as a panelist. I have never read a Bone book in my life before this. I actually have reading the series as one of my goals for next year. Fortunately, Tall Tales is a collection of short stories that happen before the events of the Bone series making them entirely readable for someone who hasn't a clue about the series itself. The book, which calls itself a "Companion" to the series is set in the here and now as Smiley and Bartleby take the Bone Scouts camping. As they sit around the campfire, Smiley tells some rather Tall Tales about the early days. One involves Fone Bone and Phoney Bone in the days before Thorn was Queen and the rest are about Big Johnson Bone's early adventures. There are a total of four stories with a segue back at camp connecting them. The first three are indeed short stories, while the fourth one takes up almost the entire book with the main tale of Johnson Bone's adventure of how he subdued the terror of the rat creatures. I absolutely loved this and cannot wait to read the other books now that I've had this sampling. Not having read Bone previously did not hamper my enjoyment of Tall Tales one iota and in fact I can recommend it as a way to check and see if you'll enjoy the humour of Bone, which is hilarious. I was snorting out loud as I read which is not something I do often, believe me! Completely entertaining, hilariously funny and a sure-fire winner for any comic reader.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tommy Hancock

    Very solid. As funny as you'd expect of something from the Bone universe. Tall Tales is a collection of, well, tall tales, most of which take place before the main adventure and do not feature any of the cast you know and love if you read the series(minus the ones around the fire telling the tales). The stories are well done and entertaining and even give some insight into the main storyline. Sadly, though, this one didn't pack the same punch as the main series of books. I recommend it to other Very solid. As funny as you'd expect of something from the Bone universe. Tall Tales is a collection of, well, tall tales, most of which take place before the main adventure and do not feature any of the cast you know and love if you read the series(minus the ones around the fire telling the tales). The stories are well done and entertaining and even give some insight into the main storyline. Sadly, though, this one didn't pack the same punch as the main series of books. I recommend it to other Bone fans, but just don't expect more of the same Magic Smith gave you over the course of the first 9 volumes.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gabriel

    Some funny entertaiing stuff. Dfinitely more of a children's book than the rest of the Bone universe. Some funny entertaiing stuff. Dfinitely more of a children's book than the rest of the Bone universe.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Christy Broderick

    Another good book in the series 👍🏻

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erich

    It was good

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jon Hewelt

    ReRead 29 February 2020 --- FINALLY done with Tall Tales. It wasn't a bad read, per se, but it felt . . . different from what I remembered of the original Bone, and not in a good way. Whereas the original Bone series seemed transcendent of the Adult/Kid categories, this spin-off definitely felt like it was geared more towards kids. Which, I suppose, makes sense, as most libraries classify it as a Youth Graphic Novel. But in doing so, I felt as if it lost some of the charm and flow that the original ReRead 29 February 2020 --- FINALLY done with Tall Tales. It wasn't a bad read, per se, but it felt . . . different from what I remembered of the original Bone, and not in a good way. Whereas the original Bone series seemed transcendent of the Adult/Kid categories, this spin-off definitely felt like it was geared more towards kids. Which, I suppose, makes sense, as most libraries classify it as a Youth Graphic Novel. But in doing so, I felt as if it lost some of the charm and flow that the original had. The morals come a little heavy-handed, being emphasized too much. The art too, is always lovely with Jeff Smith, but at times it felt a little stale. I'm not disappointed by it. I liked the opening stories just fine. But I felt the last one, the meat and potatoes of the book, was a little too long. It's an origin story, sure, but it simultaneously felt too small and too large to adequately cover all of Big Johnson Bone's legacy. Pick it up if you've read the Bone series already. It's a nifty little companion piece: I just wanted more from it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Becky B

    Smiley and Bartleby take the Bone Scouts camping and entertain the youngsters around the fire with some tall tales about a treasure hunt and the birth of Big Johnson Bone. One of the Bone Scouts then has dreams about the further adventures of Big Johnson Bone, how he lost an eating contest to a girl, survived a tornado ride, and freed a valley from the torments of the Rat Creatures. There were moments when this was outright hilarious, and moments when I was rolling my eyes at Big Johnson Bone's b Smiley and Bartleby take the Bone Scouts camping and entertain the youngsters around the fire with some tall tales about a treasure hunt and the birth of Big Johnson Bone. One of the Bone Scouts then has dreams about the further adventures of Big Johnson Bone, how he lost an eating contest to a girl, survived a tornado ride, and freed a valley from the torments of the Rat Creatures. There were moments when this was outright hilarious, and moments when I was rolling my eyes at Big Johnson Bone's big ego. A fun graphic novel with some good examples of typical tall tale elements. Notes on content: One minor swear word. No sexual content. There's a skinned butt of a rat creature shown. Big Johnson Bone and everyone else are definitely 100% cartoon in that they go through things that should kill them, like getting eaten, riding a tornado, etc. and are ok. Some stomach juice grossness, tail chopping and a massive fart may turn off some readers (while thrilling others).

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gideon

    it was a good book. it had two story's in it. the main thing is smiley from the graphic novels has a camp in the woods and three little bones and smiley tells story's about a old famous bone. it was a good book. it had two story's in it. the main thing is smiley from the graphic novels has a camp in the woods and three little bones and smiley tells story's about a old famous bone.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jose Ayala

    it is a really good book has a lot of story in it if you love books that have a lot of stories this is your book.It tells about all of the books and how they meet and that one book tells all about the other books and I think that was cool.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pete

    Not anywhere close to the standard set by the main series run. Lots of juvenile fart jokes and a sequence that is a direct rip off of Pinocchio. Pass.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Madison Henson

    Love it when little boy who take Smiley's hat and put it on. He get some dreaming as vision. Until to awoke and it happened in his dreams when Smiley tells them stories. Love it when little boy who take Smiley's hat and put it on. He get some dreaming as vision. Until to awoke and it happened in his dreams when Smiley tells them stories.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    Smiley has agreed to take the Bone Scouts and Bartleby camping…but you can’t have camping without stories by the fire. With the Bone Scouts and Bartleby as his enchanted listeners, Smiley tells them the tales of the adventurer Big Johnson Bone and his venture into the Big Valley long before Smiley, Fone, and Phoney found it. Big Johnson Bone’s encountered changed the course of the Valley and altered the lives of Rat Creatures forever! Bone: Tall Tales is a compilation book which contains part of Smiley has agreed to take the Bone Scouts and Bartleby camping…but you can’t have camping without stories by the fire. With the Bone Scouts and Bartleby as his enchanted listeners, Smiley tells them the tales of the adventurer Big Johnson Bone and his venture into the Big Valley long before Smiley, Fone, and Phoney found it. Big Johnson Bone’s encountered changed the course of the Valley and altered the lives of Rat Creatures forever! Bone: Tall Tales is a compilation book which contains part of the series Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails #1-3 (December 1999-February 2000) by Tom Sniegoski in addition to new, original material by Jeff Smith. The standalone story was reprinted along with the color reprints of Bone by Scholastic. I loved Bone, but I primarily liked the Bones. Both Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails and Rose were nice addendums to the series, but I always preferred to stick to the core storyline. Rereading Bone: Tall Tales reminds me why. Bone: Tall Tales isn’t bad, but it also isn’t Bone. The story since it is short stories is rather fragmented and Big Johnson Bone just isn’t as compelling of a character as the cousins. Tom Sniegoski took the idea of American folklore like Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill and wrapped it up into the story. I love the Rat Creatures so the story does have that going for it. It is kind of odd that Smith allowed Sniegoski to reveal the “secret origin” of his great creations, but I imagine he had a lot of say on how the story was scripted and presented. The loss of the tails due to Big Bone Johnson fits in with the folklore aspect of the story but still isn’t as fun as the original series. Fortunately, Jeff Smith did provide the art for both the series and the story. I think Rose worked because of how the story evolved, but taking another artist for this story just wouldn’t have worked. The Bones feel like they belong to Smith even more so than some other comic creations…they’re design is simple, but Smith breathes so much life into them in his work. If you are a fan of Bone or a parent who wants more Bone to read to their kid, this volume is a much more family friendly version than some of the later volumes of Bone itself. The story is for completionists but still provides a quick Bone fix for those who miss the characters…plus, it is nice to see that the characters moved on after they left the Valley.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joey Nardinelli

    I finished this probably a week ago before realizing I’d never go entered it. It’s a fun series of stories about Big Johnson Bone and the origins of the Jekk and some early interactions between the Bone ancestors and the creatures of the valley. Coda somewhere noted the significance of the American tall tale structure in these particular stories, which I find endearing for its mostly colorblind orientation (the bone characters, while definitively white, have they subjective quality of simple emo I finished this probably a week ago before realizing I’d never go entered it. It’s a fun series of stories about Big Johnson Bone and the origins of the Jekk and some early interactions between the Bone ancestors and the creatures of the valley. Coda somewhere noted the significance of the American tall tale structure in these particular stories, which I find endearing for its mostly colorblind orientation (the bone characters, while definitively white, have they subjective quality of simple emotive features that Scott McCloud discusses in Understanding Comics; also a rare moment where I’ll call it colorblind but I’m sure there’s a better way to describe it). Oddly feels like a great entry point for kids to the series.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wade

    This fun collection of tales that feels like a Bone rendition of Davey Crockett, fills a in a few interesting points and details that add to the Bone world, but more importantly, serve as an enjoyable means of returning to said world. These are mostly lighthearted tales, filled with over the top adventure and some life lessons. I would say this is probably the only Bone book I would consider reading to my five year old, the other books are a bit too scary. If you haven't read Bone, you might still This fun collection of tales that feels like a Bone rendition of Davey Crockett, fills a in a few interesting points and details that add to the Bone world, but more importantly, serve as an enjoyable means of returning to said world. These are mostly lighthearted tales, filled with over the top adventure and some life lessons. I would say this is probably the only Bone book I would consider reading to my five year old, the other books are a bit too scary. If you haven't read Bone, you might still enjoy these, but if you read and loved the original, you will, almost certainly, appreciate this.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    As the title suggests, this volume contains some mighty tall tales. These stories are only loosely related to the main series, but they were still a fun collection to read. Big Johnson Bone walks the land, wrestling tornadoes and rat creatures, and meeting fury friends along the way. Connecting the tall tales is our old pal Smiley Bone, who leads a troop of Bone scouts on a camping trip. The stories were pretty humorous, though not always up to the same level as the original series (perhaps becau As the title suggests, this volume contains some mighty tall tales. These stories are only loosely related to the main series, but they were still a fun collection to read. Big Johnson Bone walks the land, wrestling tornadoes and rat creatures, and meeting fury friends along the way. Connecting the tall tales is our old pal Smiley Bone, who leads a troop of Bone scouts on a camping trip. The stories were pretty humorous, though not always up to the same level as the original series (perhaps because of the new author writing about half of the stories), but Jeff Smith's artwork is present throughout and helps uplift the overall quality.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Souji-do you wanna have a bad time

    After Fone, Smiley, and Phoncible Bone AKA Phoney bone returned home from the lost valley filled with rat creatures and dragons, Smiley Bone had hosted a little bone scout with Bartleby, a rat creature. The 2 had 3 new scouts. they All toasted marshmallows and talked about the first bone to explore the wilderness: "Big" Johnson Bone. But one of the scouts, Todd did not believe a single story that Smiley says. Smiley says he gets his stories from the big hat that he is wearing as a symbol of the After Fone, Smiley, and Phoncible Bone AKA Phoney bone returned home from the lost valley filled with rat creatures and dragons, Smiley Bone had hosted a little bone scout with Bartleby, a rat creature. The 2 had 3 new scouts. they All toasted marshmallows and talked about the first bone to explore the wilderness: "Big" Johnson Bone. But one of the scouts, Todd did not believe a single story that Smiley says. Smiley says he gets his stories from the big hat that he is wearing as a symbol of the leader of the scout. So, Todd sneaks into Smiley's cabin and stole the big hat. Was the advice from Smiley true? (read the Bone series first)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    This was a very good addition to the Bone series by Jeff Smith. I liked how it explains the story of the Jekk that was explained by Bartleby in book eight and how it was Big Johnson Bone. It was pretty cool because this was before Kingdok and there was an actual queen. It also showed how long the Rat Creatures ruled the valley before the series even took place. I look forward to start reading the new bone series!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarah J

    A re-packaging of several short stories Jeff Smith wrote in the Bone universe, the framing narrative is Smiley Bone taking a few kids on a camping trip. Several of the stories are written by Tom Sniegoski, but the trademark humor and slapstick antics combined with adventure and fantasy are authentic Bone. Its a fun visit back to Boneville with Smiley and Bartleby the rat cub turned assistant Scoutmaster.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cole R

    This book is wonderful, it has good pacing and it explains a lot of the story you may have questions about. It is one of the smaller books in the series, but that’s also one of the good things about it in my opinion. The main story of the book is about this book is about Boneville’s founder, Johnson Bone, and the story of how he founded it. Altogether I think this is one of the Bone series really good books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jo-Ann Leake

    I found this book in our library in my condo building, and scooped it to read as I'm always on the hunt to share books with my grandsons. The "Bone" series is a classic, from what I've learned, and it was a fun read! All the requirements are met - scatological humour, heroes and villians, funny comics and fantastical plots based on classic memes like the Wild West. I'll read them all and send them off to the grandsons. I found this book in our library in my condo building, and scooped it to read as I'm always on the hunt to share books with my grandsons. The "Bone" series is a classic, from what I've learned, and it was a fun read! All the requirements are met - scatological humour, heroes and villians, funny comics and fantastical plots based on classic memes like the Wild West. I'll read them all and send them off to the grandsons.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I'd recommend this book to anyone, any age. Big Johnson Bone saves the day many times over and always has a tall tale to tell. There is a cute dragon, a worrisome monkey, adorable forest animals and the evil rats, all trying to find their way in the valley. Wait til you see mama rat's baby boy! Yikes!! I'd recommend this book to anyone, any age. Big Johnson Bone saves the day many times over and always has a tall tale to tell. There is a cute dragon, a worrisome monkey, adorable forest animals and the evil rats, all trying to find their way in the valley. Wait til you see mama rat's baby boy! Yikes!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ray Li

    Bone by Jeff Smith This story is about A man tell as two story the frist one is about two boy tried to find the treasure and they meet some danger,but at the end of the story they only find some rag the second story is about a baby was born in a family but he has a some super power and he save many people's Bone by Jeff Smith This story is about A man tell as two story the frist one is about two boy tried to find the treasure and they meet some danger,but at the end of the story they only find some rag the second story is about a baby was born in a family but he has a some super power and he save many people's

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ronald

    This was good. Just a bunch of tales that might have some connection to the main Bone story line. I'm still not sure putting Smiley in charge of children is a good idea. But better than introducing another character that is greedy selfish and only cares about others by accident. Oh well. Otherwise a good book. This was good. Just a bunch of tales that might have some connection to the main Bone story line. I'm still not sure putting Smiley in charge of children is a good idea. But better than introducing another character that is greedy selfish and only cares about others by accident. Oh well. Otherwise a good book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Alf

    I really liked the prequel a lot. Mainly because of the last and longer story. The first couple of short-stories didn't do much for me, but the story about Big Johnson Bone and the rat creatures was really awesome and such a nice addition to the overall story arc of the Bones! I really liked the prequel a lot. Mainly because of the last and longer story. The first couple of short-stories didn't do much for me, but the story about Big Johnson Bone and the rat creatures was really awesome and such a nice addition to the overall story arc of the Bones!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jason Pym

    I love the Bone books, but I enjoyed this even more. If you're having a hard time convincing someone to read the main books, give them this first. Only one small thing... I thought the mini dragon was the big red dragon of the valley, turns out he wasn't which was a bit of a let down. I love the Bone books, but I enjoyed this even more. If you're having a hard time convincing someone to read the main books, give them this first. Only one small thing... I thought the mini dragon was the big red dragon of the valley, turns out he wasn't which was a bit of a let down.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nick Katenkamp

    2.5 stars. Bone: Tall Tales is not without its charm, but it is also not a necessary addition to the series. While fans may enjoy, Rose was a more interesting and worthy addition to the series than Tall Tales.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Elkhansaa

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. it's amazing i love comics it's amazing i love comics

  30. 5 out of 5

    Thierry-Israel Nzundu

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think this would be a good adventure when I read this.

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