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 "e;does "e;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, "e;Hereville "e;will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine.
Accolades and Praise for "e;Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword"e; Sydney Taylor Award Eisner nomination Harvey nomination Ignatz nomination Nebula nomination"e;Utterly ingenious."e; --"e;Kirkus,"e; starred review
"e;Withouth a doubt, the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar None."e;--"e;School Library Journal,"e; starred review
"e;A terrific story, told with skill and lots of heart."e;--"e;Publishers Weekly,"e; starred review
"e;Mirka is a spunky, emotionally realistic, and fun heroine."e;--"e;Booklist,"e; starred review
"e;Sequel, please "e;--Horn Book Magazine"e;