Monday, April 20, 2009

Bone - written by Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, the author of Bone, was very funny. You can check out his site here.

When he wrote Bone, it wasn’t originally meant for children but as the twelve years went by, that it took him to write it, the kids that had been reading the comic books grew up.

He wrote the book in 55 comic books and at the time only males age 20 to 30 were interested in the story but they grew up and had kids of their own. They began reading the story to their kids and somehow that’s how it transformed into a children’s book, which Scholastic picked up and now it has been translated into 23 different languages.


Captain Hook said...

My son Ben (age 9) absolutely loves these books. Until he found them, he hated reading with the same passion that I love it. It was so hard for him to learn (Aspergers makes things a bit harder) and he would just get frustrated.

He found the Bones series over the summer and is now on book 5. He actually enjoys reading now thanks to that author.

*must remember to go to author's site and send a nice note of thanks*

Kim Kasch said...

That is soooo cool to hear. Writers making an important difference in the world!

Thanks for sharing this story.

Amy Tate said...

I love to hear about the stories behind the book. This sounds like something my son might like.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I think my oldest would like these!