Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Kobo eBook)

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword By Barry Deutsch Cover Image
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A young Orthodox Jewish girl embarks on a fantastical adventure in this acclaimed graphic novel for preteens—“a terrific story, told with skill” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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 by fearlessly stands up to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. But when she boldly accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, Mirka might finally get her very own 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.