A terrifying confrontation with a ruthless rat king gives Fone Bone, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn the shakes, especially since he is riling up his rodent minions for an all-out war. What's more, someone is still haunting Thorn's dreams, Gran'ma Bone suddenly disappears, and Phoney Bone tricks the townspeople into thinking he is a dragonslayer! But when faced with a real dragon, will Phoney Bone be able to carry out what he claims? Book 4 of the Bone saga.Fun Factor Entertaining storylines
and eye-catching illustrations
will appeal to the most reluctant of readers
"Graphic novel" is a term used by librarians, educators, and booksellers to indicate a publishing format--books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, consisting of "sequential art"--a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. Although today's graphic novels are a recent phenomenon, this basic way of storytelling has been used in various forms for centuries--early cave drawings, hieroglyphics, and medieval tapestries like the famous Bayeux Tapestry can be thought of as stories told in pictures. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.
School librarians and educators have reported outstanding success getting kids to read with graphic novels, citing particularly their popularity with reluctant readers, especially boys--a group traditionally difficult to reach. At the same time, graphic novels with rich, complex plots and narrative structures can also be satisfying to advanced readers.Want to learn more about graphic novels? Check out our discussion guide here .