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Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn’t interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother, or how-to-find-a-husband advice from her sister, or you-better-not warnings from her brother. There’s only one thing she does want: to fight dragons!

Granted, no dragons have been breathing fire around Hereville, the Orthodox Jewish community where Mirka lives, but that doesn’t stop the plucky girl from honing her skills. She fearlessly stands up to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. And she boldly accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, a challenge that could bring Mirka her heart’s desire: a dragon-slaying sword! All she has to do is find—and outwit—the giant troll who’s got it!

A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, Hereville will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine.

Accolades and Praise for Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
  • Sydney Taylor Award
  • Eisner nomination
  • Harvey nomination
  • Ignatz nomination
  • Nebula nomination
"Utterly ingenious." --Kirkus, starred review

"Withouth a doubt, the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar None."--School Library Journal, starred review

"A terrific story, told with skill and lots of heart."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Mirka is a spunky, emotionally realistic, and fun heroine."--Booklist, starred review

"Sequel, please!"--Horn Book Magazine

Review:

"Spunky Mirka wants to be a dragon-slayer, but everyone in the small Orthodox Jewish community of Hereville is against it. When a witch and a talking pig turn up in the woods near home, Mirka can't help getting involved, much to the dismay of her seven sisters, brother, and argumentative stepmother. The book brings new material to the original Web comic, completed in 2008, allowing Deutsch to make a great comic even better. His expressive, surprising drawings give life to Mirka's quest and to the unusual and genuine relationships she has with family members and magical creatures. Deutsch weaves in information about Shabbos, phrases in Yiddish (translated at the bottom of the page), illustrations of the different looks (rebel, pious, popular) girls create with the white shirts and long black skirts they wear--and all of it is lively and engaging. Fantastical elements mesh perfectly with the deep emotional heart of Mirka's story. 'I live in the family your mother made, surrounded by her children and under her roof,' Mirka's intelligent, prickly, loving stepmother tells her, in one poignant scene. This is a terrific story, told with skill and lots of heart, that readers of all ages will enjoy. Ages 8 — 12. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

The first-ever wisecracking, troll-fighting, Orthodox Jewish heroine, Mirka is a spunky, strong-willed 11-year-old girl who wants to go out and fight dragons. This charming graphic novel is "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets Isaac Bashevis Singer. Full color.

About the Author

Barry Deutsch attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Portland State University. He won the national Charles M. Schulz Award for Best College Cartoonist in 2000 and was nominated for the 2008 Russ Manning Award for Promising Newcomer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit him online at www.hereville.com.

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Joyous, January 6, 2012 (view all comments by Joyous)
While HEREVILLE is categorized as a children's graphic novel, it has wide appeal and certainly made an impression on me (a 38-year-old book lover). The art is gorgeous, the story is wonderful, and the design of the book is top-notch. The premise of the book, a troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl, may not sound like something that would appeal to a mass audience, but the story is so much more than it sounds. The author has created a strong character who has big and small decisions to make that affect not only her, but her family and the story is something we can all relate to.

I found the book to be new and different and an absolute joy to read. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810984226
Subtitle:
How Mirka Got Her Sword
Author:
Deutsch, Barry
Author:
Hansen Literary Agency
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
NONE
Publication Date:
20121001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
144 pages of four-color illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Spunky Mirka wants to be a dragon-slayer, but everyone in the small Orthodox Jewish community of Hereville is against it. When a witch and a talking pig turn up in the woods near home, Mirka can't help getting involved, much to the dismay of her seven sisters, brother, and argumentative stepmother. The book brings new material to the original Web comic, completed in 2008, allowing Deutsch to make a great comic even better. His expressive, surprising drawings give life to Mirka's quest and to the unusual and genuine relationships she has with family members and magical creatures. Deutsch weaves in information about Shabbos, phrases in Yiddish (translated at the bottom of the page), illustrations of the different looks (rebel, pious, popular) girls create with the white shirts and long black skirts they wear--and all of it is lively and engaging. Fantastical elements mesh perfectly with the deep emotional heart of Mirka's story. 'I live in the family your mother made, surrounded by her children and under her roof,' Mirka's intelligent, prickly, loving stepmother tells her, in one poignant scene. This is a terrific story, told with skill and lots of heart, that readers of all ages will enjoy. Ages 8 — 12. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The first-ever wisecracking, troll-fighting, Orthodox Jewish heroine, Mirka is a spunky, strong-willed 11-year-old girl who wants to go out and fight dragons. This charming graphic novel is "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets Isaac Bashevis Singer. Full color.
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