Fone and Smiley Bone try to return a rat creature cub to the mountains, where they meet yet another adversary: the sly and might mountain lion, Rock Jaw.
This is a bit of a break in the overarching story. There's no Thorn or the village in the valley. Instead, we get a lot of Fone and Smiley, a bunch of adorable baby orphaned animals, some almost good rat creatures, and a bit more mythology development! While it wasn't knock-my-socks off good, it was definitely a great chapter of the story.
I'm constantly surprised at how Smith manages to make this series for both children and adults. There are funny jokes and sight gags, and there are discussions about good and evil and power. Something for everyone!
Four out of five racoons named Roderick.
Release Date: January 2007
Reading Level: Grade 4+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: GRAPHIC SMI