Rose (BONE Prequel)

Series: Bone

by Jeff Smith, Illustrated By Charles Vess

August 2009

Ages 11 – 13 . Grades 6 – 8

Library of Congress: N/A

Lexile measure: GN330L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: T



When a terrifying dragon attacks the small towns of the Northern Valley, a young Princess Rose (known later as Gran'ma Ben) must defeat it. The beast is actually the ancient evil, the Lord of the Locusts, and while Rose faces danger with honor, her elder sister, Princess Briar, follows a more sinister path.
An unforgettable story with beautiful, sweeping artwork, this prequel explores the fateful beginnings of the epic BONE saga.
Jeff Smith

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


Paperback / softback

Softcover Smyth Paperback

ISBN: 9780545135436

144pp. | 6 x 9