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Bone Volume 6: Old Man's Cave (Bone #6; issues 34-39)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  5,010 ratings  ·  175 reviews
A showdown with the rat creatures and a secret ceremony by moonlight; revelations and battles: The Bone cousins are in the thick of it once 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
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by GRAPHIX (first published January 1st 1999)
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Zrtvovanja, mitovi, gluposti i veliki baloni... sta da se ne voli :)
Lots of twist and turns in Bone Volume 6. One twisty revelation made me laugh out loud and one was gruesome. I enjoyed the drawings in the first dozen pages of this addition. There were several close-ups of human faces, which I don't remember seeing before in this series. The artist said so much in the worried expressions and tired, care-worn faces. I also liked the two page spread that was part landscape and part action with the dialogue happening across the bottom of the page as the rat creatu ...more
Sarah Sammis
Old Man's Cave the sixth Bone book by Jeff Smith started off with a bang. Thorn finds Fone and Smiley and with Ted's help leads them to the Old Man's Cave. They meet up with Phoney and Grandma but Rock Jaw needs Phoney to see something at a mountain. The Locust attacks and it becomes clear just how dangerous the Hooded One is.

With all this action going on I realized I had missed something. I was sitting her looking at a giant talking mountain lion wondering why I had forgotten about him. I had t
Joseph R.
The people of the valley have fled to Old Man's Cave, a sanctuary that is a center of mystical power and their last refuge. The rat creatures are running rampant over the valley and on the verge of surrounding Old Man's Cave. Thorn leads a crew of townsfolk who are rounding up the last humans in the valley. But she is reluctant to bring them back to the cave. She still has issues with Gran'ma Ben.

Meanwhile, the Hooded One (leader of the rat creatures and servant of the Lord of Locusts who plans
Apr 09, 2014 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the sixth book in the Bone series by Jeff Smith. We all read it independently and I'm so glad that our girls like the story. The story is fun, exciting, and full of drama and intrigue. We are all hooked!

My husband enjoyed collecting comic books when we were a lot younger and when I would accompany him on his trips to the comic book store, I would often pick up an issue of Bone. I thought the story was very engaging and dramatic and I loved the little guy.

Now that our girls are older and
This is not my type of book, my 12 year-old loves them (not much text reading) but I just can't get into the comic type of writing it's too distracting. It's hard for me to rate the text separate from the illustrations in this series because I think they go hand in hand. I don't understand the combination of cartoons with anime these are two different types of illustrations and I can't wrap my mind around combining the two. As for the illustrations as a stand alone they are great but the overall ...more
Andrew Teperdjian
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Dexter Chiasson
This is the sixth book in the bone series. The war is getting worse each sides are getting ready to fight. If the rat creatures win then the locust will get his full power they need to win the battle. I would recommend this book to people who like fantasy. But you would have to red the other books first
Tye Macfarlane
Nov 10, 2013 Tye Macfarlane is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: second-term
There is a war that spreads throughout the valley and fone bone and his friend run and hide in the woods because everyone thinks that they killed someone but they did not. Grand ma calls them to stop hiding, the rat creatures attempt to take over the valley
Jan 09, 2014 Kavin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This book is Bone old man’s cave and this is also one of my favorite series. I always love reading the series and can’t stop reading it. When I’m done with it I just start all over in book 1. Also forgot to mention that this is book 6. Bone is about this 3 little creatures that was lost in a desert. In the Bone first book you will learn about the character. Okay old man’s cave is about a war and it’s spreading larger. Bone, his friends and the villagers found a base camp which was the cave. Do y ...more
old mans cave is a funny and exciting book. It has a unnecessary gory sen but apart from that it will be a good book to have on your bookshelf.
This series just makes me extremely happy; I love the mix of high fantasy and humor, and Jeff Smith's artwork is just excellent as always.
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Bone: Old Man’s Cave is the sixth of the Bone series. These graphic novels tell the story of three bones, who wander into a valley and they learn that conflict is about to erupt, and Phoney is going to be in the center of it. As the villagers of Barrelhaven flee to Old Man’s cave, the fortress of the Veni-Yan warriors, Fone Bone and Smiley find themselves surrounded by rat creatures bent on killing them. Thorn arrives just in time to save the day. Thorn, Fone Bone, and Smiley find a hollowed-out ...more
Ooooo great look what "The one who bears the star on his chest"did."The one who bears the star on his chest" started this war between us(Barrelhaven)and the rat creatures.Because he wanted to be dumb and pull off a bet with this big guy named Lucius.But The one who bears the star on his chest is phoney Bone made a bet and phoney Bone made a promise to us, that he would slay a dragon and betrayed us but the bet is in Book 4.
This comic book is really good because its very discriptive it has good
Jan 05, 2011 Adam is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading another Bone book by Jeff Smith. In my opinion this was a very good book in the Bone series, in fact it is my favorite Bone book so far. The reason why I liked this book so much is because, I found the setting of the book to be very detailed and the setting and theme of this book is a little darker than the ones that I previously read. The feel of this book kept me reading because this Bone book was more serious than the others that I read, and I was more into it because of th ...more
May 07, 2008 Shawn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
The book Old Mans Cave is about three creatures trying to stay alive in an evil filled world. An evil wizard named the hooded one is terrorizing all the cities that humans live in. Fone and Fonny Bone meet up with a run away princess. They make there way to the Old Mans Cave which is a stronghold to the humans. A woman guards old stories written by dragons a very long time ago. The stronghold gets attacked and overrun by the rat creatures. Fone Bone saves the day by killing their leader the hoo ...more
I obviously came in during the middle of the story, and I have no idea what kind of creature Bone is or what sort of world he inhabits, but I liked the story just the same. Graphic Novels are not my favorite kind of format. I usually like them when I read them, but they require a different kind of reading than plain text, so for me they are actually more work and I have to pay more attention. But this particular story was heavy on the fantasy, there was action and giant tigers, sibling rivalry, ...more
War has come to the valley. Smiley and Fone Bone are still lost in the forest. Gran'ma Ben has joined with the Veni Yan warriors and is at the Old Man's Cave with other survivors from the valley. The rat creatures are still looking for Phoney Bone, "The one who bears the star" and some of the villagers are more than ready to hand him over. But even with all the trouble he's caused, Thorn doesn't let any harm come to him. Thorn eventually goes off on her and before joining with the others at Old ...more
Judul Asli : BONE Vol. VI – OLD MAN’S CAVE
[ Trilogy II : Solstice Vol. VI ]
Copyright © 2005 by Jeff Smith
Map of The Valley © by Mark Crilley
Copyright Indonesian edition © 2007 by Pioner Jaya
Alih Bahasa : Ricky Sidharta
Tata Letak : Marina N. Sumardi & Asep Suparman
Editor : Sofian G. Sumardi
Cetakan I : Desember 2007 ; 124 hlm ; ISBN 979-542-225-1
Rate : 4 of 5

Dalam kisah sebelumnya, Fone Bone dan Smiley Bone disertai Bartleby – bayi Monster Tikus yang diadopsi oleh Smiley m
Ryoma Echizen
May 04, 2012 Ryoma Echizen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kelly
Recommended to Ryoma by: ben
This book talks about Fone Bone and the team escaping from the evil rat creatures and Briar (who is actually the hooded one). But time is almost up, the harvest moon is rising up at midnight and Briar will do anything to get Thorn and Phoney Bone, and that means getting Roque Ja, the mountain lion to hunt them down. Meanwhile Fone Bone and the others are also preparing to leave to the City of Atheia but these stick eaters randomly came and asked Thorn to follow them. How will they be able to get ...more
Smith,Jeff.(2007). Old Man's Cave. New York: Scholastic.(118pp.)

Old Mans Cave the final stronghold of the kingdom of Agathia (Agathia is a kingdom home to the royal family the Harvestars a familly who helps control the dreaming) and Agathia's people.I very much liked this book, thats why I gave it five stars, Jeff Smith did a wonderful job in creating Old Mans Cave, he packed together adventure and action and put it in this book without a doubt my favorite Bone book.

The two main characters in th
Jeff Smith's wonderful "Bone" series continues with this, the sixth of nine volumes (completing the second of three trilogies). "Old Man's Cave" continues the trend of previous installments, which have slowly grown less humorous and more grim.
Yet through the increasingly dark tone of the "Bone" saga, Smith manages to keep things friendly for all ages, a truly commendable task in this era of R rated comics.

"Bone" is an expansive story about three "bone creatures" (you'd have to see them to unders
Joop Bollen
This book was interesting but not my favorite. It is an important part of the series.

In the beginning they are starting to walk back to the village after dropping Bartleby off at his tribe. They run into a gofer and they find out from him that the hooded one is looking for them. Meanwhile, Thorn and Phoney Bone are rescuing farmers from the ghost circle, but the farmers are mad a Phoney Bone for making them think the dragon was real and causing all the chaos. Thorn does not let the farmers hurt

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Why I Read It: Next in a series.

In this volume, we finally, FINALLY, figure out why the Hooded One wants to find Phoney Bone. I rejoiced because question has been bugging me for the ENTIRE series thus far. Seriously, what could he want with that stupid guy? But the answer I was given kind of... confused me. At first I thought: "Wait, wut?" Then I thought it was all kind of funny. Then it felt sort of anti-climatic, but still mostly funny. Then I got over it and thought i
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
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: next in the series

We 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
Jeff Smith's "Bone" is a fantastic graphic novel series for older elementary aged children. I read the 6th book of the "Bone" series and was very pleased with the story. The book has a great message of the importance of family. The pictures throughout tell the story and give greater meaning to the narration. Without reading the others I was unable to follow the references to sub plots, but I can tell there is detailed character development. This would be a good book that kids would want to follo ...more
Another great read. All of the little parts are starting to click together slowly but clicking. It is great learning my guess on who the hooded one was right and I knew that person would be making a comeback in a bad why when I saw the choice that got made in an earlier book. I hope that what I think I read and saw is at the end of this one is different then what it actually is but only more book reading will tell.
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Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B
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