Bone #6: Old Man's Cave

Bone #6: Old Man's Cave


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A showdown with the rat creatures and a secret ceremony by moonlight; revelations and battles: The Bone cousins are in the thick of it again!

The thrilling BONE saga continues in book six. As war spreads through the valley, the Bone cousins join Gran'ma Ben and Lucius at Old Man's Cave to make a stand against the rat creatures.

But not everything goes as planned. By the end of the book, Phoney Bone is strapped to a stone altar and about to be sacrificed; Thorn is lying lifeless nearby; and the rumblings of an earthquake suggest that the Lord of the Locusts is about to be released. Fone and Smiley Bone must do something drastic to save their friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439706285
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Bone (Comics) Series , #6
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 599,360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jeff Smith is the creator of the award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling BONE series. He was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and TV animation. Visit him online at

Customer Reviews

Bone #6: Old Man's Cave 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: next in the seriesWe are right in the middle of all the action with this volume. The battle has started and everyone steps up to the plate and shows their mettle. Fone and Smiley are still lost in the woods from the previous book until they meet up with Thorn and continue the journey with her. Gran'ma Ben has called everyone together at Old Man's Cave where they can put up a united stand against the rat creatures under the leadership of the Hooded One, whose identity we learn in this book. Once again all the characters from the previous volumes are together again, some only making cameo appearances but it is a pleasure to see everyone as the heat turns up, secrets are revealed and a battle, but not the war, is won. We are left with an uneasy something-may-be-very-wrong ending which makes me need to go buy the rest of the books. But again I'll be taking a little break from reading so I can make the series last.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth book in the wonderful nine book Bone series by Jeff Smith. I have been loving this series and this was a wonderful continuation of it. Gma Ben and Thorn (along with all of our favorites) are back and events are clipping along at a fast pace.The book starts out with Gma Ben and Lucius at Old Man's Cave, where the village has taken shelter. Fone Bone and Smiley Bone are still lost in the woods trying to make their way to the burning village. Seemingly random events from previous books are woven more tightly together in this one.I liked this book better than the previous ones. Thorn and Gma Ben are back and things are picking up pace. We finally learn more about how the Lord of the Locusts is tied to Thorn and Gma Ben. The Bones, especially Fone Bone, are starting to play a bigger role in determining the fate of the Valley.There is still a lot of humor in here and the illustration remains very well-done (consistent with previous volumes). The story is getting more epic though, and it was hard to put this book down. I raced through it in under an hour. It is appropriate for readers of all ages.Overall a solid installment in this series; I was happy to have my favorite characters back. I look forward to reading Volume 7, Ghost Circles. If you are a fan of epic fantasy or just fantasy in general, you have to pick up this graphic novel series and give it a read through! I also recommend The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi; that one is more serious but has a great fantasy story with fantastic illustration.
lithicbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this volume, the war is on and the human population of the valley retreats to Old Man's Cave. Thorn has other ideas, however, and Fone and Smiley Bone join her, only to have their plans changed by Rock Jaw. Finally, the reason that Phoney Bone is thought to have magic powers is revealed, and it is hilarious.
derek.collins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This volume really gets the story moving along. Many questions are answered but the story has many things yet to discuss. Great entertainment. Now, I have to go read it again.
nesum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book 5 was definitely a transition between the books that established the world and the situation and the war. For that reason, it was weaker than the others. But here, in Book 6, the series jumps back into the thick of things, and it is quite good.All the little elements that were introduced before now become critical. We discover the identity of the Hooded One only just in time for the entire situation to change on us. Thorn is becoming more and more important, and Fone is struggling to remain a part of this issue.A fun read. I'm anxious to see how the rest of the war turns out.
leeniebeenie More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves the Bone series and was excited to receive #6. I like to include books he likes with new subjects. This time I send some biographies and he is enjoying them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read
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6grandchildren More than 1 year ago
Really good series. My 10 year old grandson reads them over and over.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
bone is the best book series ever. i hate like 99.99999999% of books but this book rocks!