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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword - Barry Deutsch
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
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Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting... show more
Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine.

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!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781419706196 (1419706195)
ASIN: 1419706195
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
4.0 Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword - Really enjoyed it
What a remarkable comic book! Once I picked it up, I couldn't set it down. Until I finished it. Mirka is a young girl in Hereville, a town of Orthodox Jews. While the rest around her study and learn the skills they'll need in their adult lives, she dreams of fighting dragons. A chance discovery on...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 So glad I brought this
Okay this book is like 6 shades of awesome. It’s just freaking wonderful. See Mirka wants to slay dragons, but her stepmother (who is not evil) just wants her to learn how to knit. Mirka is also an Orthodox Jew so there is a certain issue about her future. Then one day she sees a wit...
bryceoc
bryceoc rated it
3.0 Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
A fun, charming graphic novel based in folklore. The art isn't all that attractive, something about it turns me off. But it works to tell the story, and overall it's a fun read.
Book 7
Book 7 rated it
5.0 Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
This is the best graphic novel I've ever read.
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2010/12/review-hereville-how-mirka-got-her.html
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