GO
book details
Hereville
How Mirka Got Her Sword
Hereville
Authors: By Barry Deutsch
Imprint: Amulet Books
ISBN: 0-8109-8422-9
EAN: 9780810984226
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 11/1/2010
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 144
Cover: Hardcover
Illustrations: 144 pages of four-color illustrations
Price:
$15.95
ADD TO CART
ADD TO WISHLIST
 

About the book
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

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.


Tools:  Print  ·  Email  ·  Bookmarks: Share/Save/Bookmark 
More Hereville

Graphic Novel Teaching Guide
you may also like...
Hereville
Barry Deutsch
Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn't interested in knitting lessons from...
>> book details
Hereville
Barry Deutsch
Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding...
>> book details
Hereville
Barry Deutsch
Welcome to Hereville, home of wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish...
>> book details
Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
Andrea Beaty
In a three-story house with a shop down below,lived the worlds finest hat maker, Madame...
>> book details