Graphix, Paperback, 9780545140966, 108pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
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!
Thomas E. Sniegoski is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His books for teens include "Legacy", "Sleeper Code", "Sleeper Agenda", and "Force Majeure", as well as the series The Brimstone Network. As a comic book writer, Sniegoski s work includes "Stupid", "Stupid Rat Tails", a prequel miniseries to international hit, "Bone". Sniegoski collaborated with "Bone" creator Jeff Smith on the project, making him the only writer Smith has ever asked to work on those characters. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his wife LeeAnne and their French Bulldog, Kirby. Visit him on the web at Sniegoski.com.