Author: Smith, Jeff
When a terrifying dragon attacks the small towns of the Northern Valley, a young Princess Rose (Gran'ma Ben) must defeat it. In graphic novel format.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 131789
School Library Journal (09/01/09)
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School Library Journal - 09/01/2009 Gr 4-8 –A prequel to the “Bone” saga (Scholastic), Rose takes place in the Valley years before the Bones arrived, when Gran’ma Ben was the spirited, beautiful Princess Rose. She and her cold, bitter sister, Briar, are called to defend the Valley from a vicious dragon that is possessed by the Lord of the Locusts. Rose is up to the task, but can Briar be trusted? Vess’s Art Nouveau-style illustrations, as well as an elegant, ornate font, give the story the look of an antique fairy tale. The vivid but soft colors, in subtle shades of red, yellow, green, and blue, are stunning. A strong introduction for readers new to the series, and a satisfying addition for fans hungry for more.–Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.