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Crown of horns, Jeff Smith

Label
Crown of horns
Title
Crown of horns
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Smith
Title variation
Bone: crown of horns
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Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Storyline
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Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • After a dozen years, the Tolkienesque saga of the Bone cousins and their friends reaches its end. As this final collection of the acclaimed series opens, Briar Harvestar appears within reach of usurping the throne from her sister Rose, as Fone Bone and Thorn seek the Crown of Thorns, a mystical object that holds the power to stop the war for control of the Valley. The epic tale’s conclusion features a monumental battle, inspiring heroics, and noble sacrifices. Throughout the long-running series, Smith’s remarkable, animation-inspired storytelling skills have never flagged, and his attractive drawing style has remained consistently compelling. Even in this suspenseful, action-packed finale, he demonstrates his uncommon capability for switching gears from drama to humor in the space of a single panel. Ongoing series as beautifully sustained as Bone are rare in the comics medium. Fans will miss the characters they have come to love during the past decade, but they can always hope that Smith will someday return to the Valley. In the meantime, his next gig is a revival of the 1940s superhero Captain Marvel, an assignment that seems perfectly suited for his singular blending of adventure and whimsy. -- Gordon Flagg (BookList, 09-01-2004, p77)
  • /* Starred Review */ In this ninth and final volume of Smith's award-winning Bone series, Thorn and her loyal friends must defeat not only the evil Briar Rose but also free the land and its inhabitants from the Locust spirit. Beaten by tyrant Tarsil's soldiers, Thorn and faithful Fone Bone are locked in the dungeon, as Briar Rose and her army storm the castle. Spurred on by a recurring dream, Thorn is determined to break free and find the Crown of Horns, which will destroy the nightmare spirit known as the Locust but may also kill Thorn herself. The Locust was imprisoned within the legendary dragon queen Mim, whose body was encased in stone but who now threatens to break free. With the help of Gran'ma Ben and Fone Bone's cousins, Smiley and Phoney, Thorn is able to escape and make her way to Tanen Gard, the dragon burial ground, where she hopes to find the Crown of Horns. Smith expertly combines all the best elements of fantasy epics like Lord of the Rings —a plucky hero(ine), all manner of creatures and a kingdom rich in mythological history—with enough humor to appeal to readers young and old. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed January 19, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 3, p47)
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129191
Cataloging source
NUMR
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1960-
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Smith, Jeff
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
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True
Series statement
Bone
Series volume
9
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  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Animals, Mythical
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Crown of horns, Jeff Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044466183
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780439706322
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)424873398
Label
Crown of horns, Jeff Smith
Publication
Control code
000044466183
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780439706322
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)424873398

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