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Paperback Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border: A Graphic Novel (Bone #5): Volume 5 Book

ISBN: 043970636X

ISBN13: 9780439706360

Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border: A Graphic Novel (Bone #5): Volume 5

(Part of the Bone (#5) Series, Bone (Delcourt noir et blanc) (#5) Series, and Luupäät (#5) Series)

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Jeff Smith's New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning BONE books are one of the most popular graphic novel series of all time!

Fone Bone and Smiley Bone strike out into the wilderness to return a lost Rat Creature cub to the mountains. It doesn't take long before they run smack into Rock Jaw, a sly and mighty mountain lion with a none-too-friendly disposition. Life gets even more complicated when they befriend...

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5 ratings

My son loves these books

My seven-year old literally jumped for joy when we received book 5. He loves these books, and I had great difficulty not reading the entire book to him in one sitting. As it was, he looked at every page of the rest of the book. At bedtime, he went to sleep with the book beside him.


I go to the bookstore and find a book that looks good by the cover. I enver read it. I am very picky about finding the "perfect" book. And i just found it back in early March of 2007. I was on a band trip [took 3 hours] and my friend pulled out the 3rd Bone series book. I was curious and started to read it. I got a little bit confused because I didnt read the 1st or 2nd one. The coloring is amazing! It must of took forever to make it! It has alot of adventure, and keeps you wondering. I finished the 3rd book [175 paages] before we even got to our destination. I couldnt put it down! It is such an AWSOME book! on March 9th I bought book 4 and 5... I read both of the books in 3 strait hours! I cant wait untill the 6th book comes out so I can start to read it!!! If your kid wants a exciting book.. This is the book for you!

An Awesome Book

This was a terrific read. The art was stunning, the story was lovable and action packed, and the characters came alive as soon as I opened the book. The story follows Fone and Smiley Bone as they attempt to return the rat creature orphan Bartleby to his own kind in the mountains east of the valley. However, this is not so easy due to an encounter with the malicious mountain lion Rock Jaw. Along the way, the possum kids return, along with a delightful bunch of orphans you can't help but like. This is a great book!

A daring move - a book-long chase sequence!

With his masterful sense of pacing, timing and storytelling, few comic creators could get away with what Jeff Smith does here - having the fifth volume of his epic "Bone" series be little more than an extended chase sequence.Yet it works."Bone" is an expansive story about three "bone creatures" (you'd have to see them to understand) that find themselves in a valley peopled with an assortment of crazy and interesting characters. Looming over it all is the menace of a great evil, revealed slowly over the course of nine volumes.The fifth installment, "Rock Jaw," offers spills and thrills suitable for all ages, while continuing to expand the sprawling story of "Bone" In this volume, readers learn more about the evil looking to terrify the valley and its inhabitants, getting glimpses into their inner workings and motivations. We also meet a compelling new character (whom this volume is named after).All in all, despite appearing as little more than a side adventure to the grand story arcing throughout the series (it isn't - Rock Jaw and his mountain come into play later), this volume works, fitting in perfectly with this destined to be a classic series.Jeff Smith's "Bone" series is a critically acclaimed but criminally overlooked epic. Critics recognize Smith's masterful storytelling abilities and are drawn to his mix of all-ages humor and more mature darkness, but the black and white art and lack of superheroes turn off many comic book readers, making it a hit only in the "underground" sense.And that's too bad, because this deserves to be read. Readers able to look past the lack of men in tights and color artwork will delight in this series. Little doubt people will still be reading "Bone" 50 years from now. Broad in scope yet personal and quaint, this is a charming story in every way that will surely outlast 90 percent of other comic works on the shelf.Smith combines the kind of classic storytelling perfected by the likes of the legendary Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge) and Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) - gleefully funny cartooning with outrageously expressive faces and gestures - with the epic and engaging plotting of a sweeping fairy tale. "Bone" walks a tightrope and walks it well, managing to be something fans of both Donald Duck and Bilbo Baggins can enjoy.

Awesome and funny comic. Cant get any better!

Awesome and funny. Cannot find a better mixture of action suspense and comedy. JEFF SMITH IS A GENIUS!!
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