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Bone, Vol. 5: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border (Bone #5; issues 29-33)

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Trying to return a rat creature cub to the mountains, Fone & Smiley Bone encounter yet another adversary: the sly and mighty mountain lion, Rock Jaw.

In this fifth volume of the BONE saga, Fone and Smiley Bone strike out into the wilderness to return a lost rat creature cub to the mountains. It doesn't take long before they run smack into Rock Jaw, "Master of the Easter
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Graphix (first published 1998)
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Mario
Awww.... that ending :(

This series just keeps getting better and better.
Daniel
Sniff, sniff hope to see you soon Bartleby.
Melissa
Aww, this is the best Bone. Those baby animals totally kill me, and the poem that Bone wrote about the hay cart in his heart that he's built for Thorn has set the new gold standard for romance as far as I'm concerned.

Edited to add: Oops, it was a horse cart.

"In the stalls of my heart, dear,
I've built a horse-cart, dear,
And my dear you can ride it
all day . . .

I've built it from love
from the clouds up above
even the rains cannot wash it
away!

But my love you can't hear
so the cart will not steer
an
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Christopher
2015 reread

"This is insane! It's stupid!"
"HEY! Nothing we've done so far has been un-stupid, and we're still alive, aren't we?!"
"I can't really argue with that, but I feel like I should."

Do you need more than that? You do? Well, there's a whole bit about how "We'll outwit them to death!" that is amazing, but I'm not typing it all out. Trust me, that page is worth 5 stars by itself.
Jaime Ramos
this book is good because it reminds me of big nate
MerryMeerkat
Bone Volume 5 5 Stars, buy it

Self Purchase, Comixology, Re-read review

It really is amazing how consistently good this comic is. Art continues to be fabulous and the writing is amazing as well. Everyone should be reading this series of graphic novels. They are amazing even on the second time around.

Plot/Storyline: I forgot Moby Dick plays a role in this although I've never actually read it. I'd forgotten about Bartleby and how cute he is. In issue two, the opossum children are following Fone Bone
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Stephen Case
It's very hard to not like BONE. When people want to know a good place to start as far as graphic novels go, this is always near the top of my list. Especially if the person who is asking has kids or is a kid. Because besides being heart-warming, adorable, compelling, humorous, and well-drawn, BONE is also pretty wholesome. Imagine Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald (or rather, Uncle Scrooge) stumbling upon an enchanted valley where they get mixed up with dragons, rat-creatures, a princess, prophec ...more
Kimberly
Weak installment that suffers from no Thorn, Gran'ma, or Dragon and messy action sequences.
Andrew
I have read some of the bone books in the past but my favorite one has been the fifth bone book. It is called Roque Jaw Master of the Easter Border. This book follows Fone Bone and Smiley Bone as they try to return Bartleby (the baby rat creature they found) to the mountains with the other rat creatures. Along the way they meet Roque Jaw who is a huge mountain lion that captures the three of them. This is because he believes that their cousin Phoney Bone has the power to unite the valley. He thr ...more
Rhea
Yuck.

There was something so very enticing about the previous BONE comics; reading them was a treat. Sadly, that is gone from ROCK JAW.

Firstly there's the problem of balance. The first four BONE books had something grand and mysterious about them: cosmic forces, mysterious backgrounds, a landscape with ancient history.

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Of course, the grandness was balanced with some very down-to-earth silly humor. But while we have the plain Bones running around, we also have more mysterious, more compelling chara
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Karissa
This is the 5th book in the nine book Bone series by Jeff Smith. This is a good installment in the series and introduces some new characters to the series.

This book deals with Fone Bone and Smiley Bone and the rat monster baby that they saved. They encounter a new (large and in charge) character, a giant cougar, named Roque Ja. Of course the Bones take to calling him Rock Jaw which pisses him off. There is much running from bad guys and trying to determine who is one who's side and just how you
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Gaven Murray
The bone cousins are on their way to return the rat creature cub when all goes wrong Rock jaw the mountian lion and king dok are all in a race to get to the bone cousins but if the master dragon reaches them first will all be doomed. In the fifth installment of the bone series the bone cousins take the journey to the eastern border but the gravest dangers await them i predict that they will reach the rat creature territory and relese the cub but smiley woulnt be able to let go my prediction was ...more
Tom
After a volume that seemed to advance the plot while giving a wide variety of emotions in its storytelling, Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border slips mostly into talking animal comedy as the entire book covers Fone and Smiley Bone's efforts to return the rat creature cub Bartleby to his own kind. What follows involves the Bones, Bartleby, the possum kids, a mess of tiny orphan animals, and the two stupid rat creatures running afoul of each other, Kingdok, and the giant mountain lion Roque Ja ...more
Joseph R.
Fone Bone and Smiley Bone are on a mission to return a rat creature cub to its mountain home. Smiley has developed a lot of affectionate for the cub, even naming him Bartleby. Fone is more serious about the task--the rat creatures are the enemy and they need to get rid of the cub. They take him to the mountains on the eastern border of the valley where they run into a giant mountain lion who calls himself "Roque Ja." The Bones pronounce it "Rock Jaw," which is a bit annoying to the lion. Rock Ja ...more
Arthur Alfaro
i like this book because it has killing and adventure
Dolly
Apr 09, 2014 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the fifth 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
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Jeff
3 stars.
In a fit of early-morning insomnia, i blazed through this, the shortest of all 9 volumes in the series.

Once again, no Phoney Bone = more pleasure. Bartleby develops some personality, which i hope continues. Meeting a troupe of cutesy woodlands orphans might be enough, but i much preferred the truth-telling when they were forced to team up with the carnivores. We meet Roque Ja, whom i suspect is meant to shed light on Phoney's character and who will surely follow his own injunction to cho
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Dalton Giolas
I thought it was a good book with lots of action and suspense.I think that it was funny when smiley bone and his bone brothers pronounced Rouqe Jaw's name as Rock Jaw.over all it was a good book,and I liked it a lot.
Shanna
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Smiley is shown pointing out Fone’s process of making a sandwich to the cub rat creature whilst Fone sulked. He then telling Smiley they couldn’t linger in the woods much longer, needing to return to town soon for running out of food. Fone is then privy to Smiley naming the cub rat creature, Bartleby which makes him remind Smiley what they’d gone to the woods to do in the first place, that being to set him loose. Smiley then manipulates Fone into talking a
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Kristian
i love this book it is really amazing. i personally love the whole series. this book is about three cousins Bone Phoney Bone and Smiley. these people are really funny phonney bone is in love with thorn and bone and smiley want to be rich again so they want do anything for money but for now they are working in luis bar and making some money there. while phonney is trying to get with her but every time he tries she wonders off with some guy so this one time in the book she left him for this guy an ...more
Marco De La Rosa
This other part of the bone sequel is about the time bone and smiley alone are still alone in the woods with a fellow freind along with them, a rat creature cub that is lost. Smiley and the cub love each other and always are together. So when they keep traveling along in the woods, they meet this big tiger named " Rock Jaw" who is master of the eastern border which means everything on the mountain that Bone is standing on is all his. He keeps talking about sides, the dragon's side and the rat cr ...more
JUAN IBARRAaa
This is another part of the bone"s sequel is about the time bone and smiley are still alone in the woods with a fellow freind along with them,and a rat creature cub that is lost. Smiley and the cub love each other and always are together. So when they keep traveling along in the woods, they meet this big tiger named " Rock Jaw" who is master of the eastern border which means everything on the mountain that Bone is standing on is all his. He keeps talking about sides, the dragon's side and the ra ...more
Matthew Y. Y.
I like this book because it has action because there are two sides and everybody has to pick one and each side is rat creatures and dragons against each other.I lkie the dragons because the bone creatures are on it and there very nice and do anything to protect the people around them.I hate the rat creatures because they are trying to take over by baring the star from phonobicle(bone creature)and kidnap the princess.I feel bad for the animals in this story because the animals parents got eaten b ...more
Hayley705
Bone
Bone is about two brothers: Bone and Smiley. Smiley finds a cub rat creature, these rat creatures are their enemies. Not only are they enemies to bone ans smiley, but they are enenmis to every other animla in the forest. (Forest is their home.) However, Smiley becomes attached to the cub rat creature and calls him Bartleby.
Bone doesn't like the idea, so they decide to bring Bartleby to rat creature territory, and Bartleby will run off when he sees the other rat creatures, Bone and Smiley w
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Pablo
Smith,Jeff. (2007). Rock jaw: Master of the Eastern Border. New York:
Scholastic.(116pp.).

Giant lion talking animals rat creatures if you want to know what I'm talking about then you must read the book Rock Jaw Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith. I personally loved this book for the because of the humor and action scenes.

The main character in this book is Fone Bone he is a Bone creature from the valley of Boneville he has two cousins who have traveled with him to a village called Agath
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Jerome
This is the 5th book in the nine book Bone series by Jeff Smith. This is a good installment in the series and introduces some new characters to the series.

This book deals with Fone Bone and Smiley Bone and the rat monster baby that they saved. They encounter a new (large and in charge) character, a giant cougar, named Roque Ja. Of course the Bones take to calling him Rock Jaw which pisses him off. There is much running from bad guys and trying to determine who is one who's side and just how you
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Carelle
Bone, Rock Jaw Master of the Eastern Border is a graphic novel (116 pages) written by Jeff Smith. This book is the fifth book of the classic series Bone. The series revolves around three cartoon characters: Fone Bone, Smiley Bone and Phoney Bone. They are white Bone cousins that have big noses. Their adventure begins after they get chased out of their hometown, Boneville, and somehow end up in a mysterious valley, where they meet Thorn, a young girl, and her grandmother, Grandma Ben. The longer ...more
Michelle

Review originally posted here.

Why I Read It: Next in a series.

This volume lost a little of the forward momentum I thought volumes three and four had picked up, but it still enjoyable regardless.

This volume focuses largely on Smiley Bone and Fone Bone as they try to reunite Bartleby (the baby rat creature they found and have since named) with the other rat creatures outside the valley. In doing so, they get lost in the mountains and end up in the hands of the less-than-nice Rocque Jaw, a giant mo
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Jabari Rucker
I really like this book because its about adventure and its really intense . Bone was climbing this mountain when he came across this baby creature he knew he couldn't keep it so he had to find its parents or his home. The bad thing was this was a bad creature but it hasn't grew up yet . It's a purple creature . He walks around the whole mountain to try to find its home .then he met this guy named Rock Jaw he's a really big lion . He said what are you doing on my side of the mountain . He didn't ...more
Cody
whats happening to bone in this book? In this book Phoney bone travels to the eastern border to return a baby rat creature. While there they meet a new foe Rock Jaw a gaint mountan lion. also they meet a few of the biggest mounsters in the series bone clash.


A strength is that it keeps you reading and at points it is funny. A weakness about this book is that he at a point gets the two rat creatures mixed up. It confueses you and you don't know wich one has wich personality.

I recomend this book
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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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