Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

  • Type: Books
  • By: Barry Deutsch
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780810984226
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Are giant trolls really keeping a young girl from her sword?

Mirka Herschberg is 11 years old and doesn’t really want to learn how to knit. She definitely doesn’t want any advice from her sister on how to catch a husband. Living with her siblings in a close Orthodox Jewish community she makes it clear that what she really wants is to fight dragons! And so she decides to earn her sword…one that will slay dragons of all kinds. This graphic novel appeals to both the intended YA reader and the adult looking for fantasy, mischief and giant trolls. The added bonus to the great artwork is the cultural insights gleaned from getting to know Mirka’s beautiful family. In learning the lesson of valuing everyone in her given family, she cultivates and begins to value her everyday life and culture.