"Three modern cartoon cousins get lost in a pre-technological valley, spending a year there making new friends and out-running dangerous enemies. After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It will be the longest -- but funniest -- year of their lives." — Bone Complete Cartoon Epic Backside Description
I was hooked withing the first five minutes of reading Bone. A friendly creature of the forest is telling the newly stranded protagonist, Fone Bone, "Winter comes on fast in these parts." This happens on the next page (right). That's when I knew. I was charmed, delighted, and eager to read on through the next 1300 pages of the complete Bone series (Books 1 through 9). Now, 1300 pages does sound like a lot, but it goes faster than your average book. Each page has a paragraphs worth of words. The only thing that has been slowing me down is the fatastic artwork and the slight worry of finishing the story too soon without properly enjoying it.
I would reccomend getting the Complete Cartoon Epic version. It has all nine books in one, and will be cheaper than buying all nine individually. I can't think of anyone who would regret reading this. It's always left me with a sort of whimsical and content feeling after reading the latest travels and trials of the Bone cousins and the many friends (and enemies) they make along the way.