How Mirka Got Her Sword

By Barry Deutsch; Literary Agency Hansen

Amulet Books, Hardcover, 9780810984226, 144pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

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.