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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

By: Barry Deutsch

Graphic Novel

Mirka the Dragon Slayer. Mirka the Brave. Mirka the Magnificent.
Mirka wants to slay dragons, but her stepmother wants her to … knit?

Ages: 9+

144 pages

Amulet Books

Average Rating: (81 Ratings)

just okay
Submitted 9/11/2017 by Tbird123

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was okay. It felt really short and when I finished, I read it it again to make sure I didn't miss anything, and it was the same. I wouldn't recommend this book.

greatness and awesomeness
Submitted 9/5/2017 by Bubby2000

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

AWESOME!
Submitted 9/5/2017 by Chadasa

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved this book but it only took me three hours to read:(

Interesting Book
Submitted 9/5/2017 by sparklefun

I liked this book.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This was an interesting book.

It wasn't as good as I thought it would be
Submitted 9/5/2017 by blackbeltAF

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was kind of boring and no action to keep it going. The only cool part was when the pig found her whenever she was alone.

Submitted 9/5/2017 by Kenilworth

:)AWESOME
Submitted 9/5/2017 by lcds

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

One word...BEST BOOK EVER (oops, more like three words)!

Hilarious!
Submitted 9/4/2017 by starcrossedlady

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book is really funny. My favorite part was when Mirka tricked the ogre to give her the sword so she would be a troll hunter.

LOVED IT
Submitted 9/4/2017 by puppy9

Thumbs up!

I would definitely recommend this book. I am waiting for more of this series. Good for all ages. Chose it!

good book
Submitted 9/3/2017 by CurlyLion

I liked this book.

it was really good
Submitted 9/3/2017 by beanieboos

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was really, really good. It was just the teensiest bit hard to follow but I'd still really recommend it to you, but only if you've read the first one. This is the second in the series.

Submitted 9/3/2017 by ernaughton

This book was just OK

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

this book is really short

Good book, but sometimes hard to follow
Submitted 9/3/2017 by momofabookworm

I liked this book.

I liked this book, but it was sometimes hard to follow both the characters and what was happening. But overall I'd say it was a pretty good book.

This book was cool
Submitted 9/2/2017 by Nametaken1

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Israel.

I liked this book, it had a nice plot and the illustrations were good. I liked the sword a lot as well, but some parts were confusing.

OFF DA CHAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 9/2/2017 by ultamatecoolguy

I loved this book!

:o:o:o:o::o:}:]

I have notin to say

Submitted 9/2/2017 by SadieDog

Adventurous but not great.
Submitted 9/2/2017 by Aponi

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

Even though there were exciting moments, a lot of the story had parts in it that I don't feel Ha' Shem would be pleased with. Some scary, some just wrong.

The Best!
Submitted 9/1/2017 by purplecat

Not what I expected
Submitted 9/1/2017 by gymnast09

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I am 8 1/2 and it is very confusing

Not the best
Submitted 9/1/2017 by Uwsfamily

I thought this books was not good at all. I read many graphic novels and this one was not very well done and was confusing.

Terrible
Submitted 9/1/2017 by pokedork

This book was just OK

I guess this book is okay. Great art but a very boring story.

Gooooooooooood
Submitted 9/1/2017 by kickgirl

Thumbs up!

This book was really good, I liked how the author thought about making Mirka as the hero for once someone thinks about girl heros instead of boys

Great Book!
Submitted 8/29/2017 by seaheart07

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was a little bit creepy but it was funny and I would like to read more books like this. I read it in a couple of hours.

Submitted 8/28/2017 by bella

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I read this book in two hours! I think,

amazing
Submitted 8/21/2017 by Pdgirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

very well written and drawn. I would read more books by this author

best book ever !
Submitted 8/15/2017 by Catcher08

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this is a great book. You should read it.

Not the best :(
Submitted 8/15/2017 by soccerreader8

This book was just OK

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was very short. It was confusing at times. It was also a little creepy, but it was full of adventure.

Awesomeness
Submitted 8/14/2017 by Shoshi26

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I love this book because it has an interesting sense of humor. I also love the fact that the pictures describe more about the sentence or the theme, and the pictures explain more about the character so I can see their point of view. The way Mirka got her sword is really weird. I think this book would be great for you because the way everything fits perfectly in place is magnificent. I love how the pig torments Mirka by stealing her homework, ripping up Fruma's garden, and tormenting Mirka's life and no one believes her!!! This book is fun and exciting and a great book choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing for 8-10 years old
Submitted 8/14/2017 by hufflepuffcat

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I thought it was the best book ever written ☺☺☺

short
Submitted 8/10/2017 by rooboo8

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was way too short. I read in 1 day!!
So it you like a short book then choose this book,
if you don't like short books then don't choose this book.

Mirka wanted to fight trolls but as a girl no one let her.
Submitted 8/9/2017 by PRFphilly

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Really good, couldn't stop reading!

i love the first book and the second
Submitted 8/9/2017 by benlovesbones2

I would read more books by this author.

i really liked this book until my dad said comic books aren't real "books" and he flung it across the room.

love this so much!
Submitted 8/7/2017 by OldMomCT

Thumbs up!

funny, weird, and fascinating, this was AWESOME!!!!!!!!

like, the best book I ever read!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 7/10/2017 by alicepetunia

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I think you should read this book!

Submitted 7/2/2017 by Skye

I would read more books by this author.

This book is in black and white but I still love it.
Submitted 7/2/2017 by SunnyCanadaCat

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I love how adventurous Mirka is and I love how her mother wants her to learn to knit properly.

Very, very funny!
Submitted 5/2/2017 by LLAP

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Well this book is funny I thought the relationships Mirka has are very interesting and make you think about your own friendships.

Funny
Submitted 5/1/2017 by MaineNatureGirl

awesome
Submitted 4/23/2017 by gatorgirlbsp

I would read more books by this author.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

It was awesome to meet the author of the book I think you should read the other 2 books if get this book .

RTB!
Submitted 3/11/2017 by Evil Lulla

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this book rocks! it COMPLETELY changed my understanding of orthodox jews.

Interesting book with lots of humor
Submitted 3/5/2017 by booklover921

I liked this book.

This book was an easy read. I thought it was fun and would recommend this book to many people.

Amazing
Submitted 3/3/2017 by cs2225

I would read more books by this author.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This book was amazing !

well lets just say this was the BEST BOOK IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE GALAXY
Submitted 2/10/2017 by cucumber

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This is a great book for adventure lovers, it had a great plot and great characters. I've read this book like 10 times and I'm still not board of it.

Submitted 1/6/2017 by Reader44087

I loved this book!

In this book Mirika is Jewish, but loves to do crazy things. Mirika ends up hunting for trolls and witches. To find out more about Mirika's adventures, choose this book! This is a quick read too!

Hilarious and eye-catching!
Submitted 1/3/2017 by Roz16

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

Very Unusual, but Filled with Adventure!
Submitted 12/7/2016 by Candy123

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

All of the Hereville books have an odd (but Jewish) feel. But this one is really a great read. The plot is gripping and so are the illustrations. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, definitely these are! Full with humor and action- packed. I will (and do) recommend it to all my Jewish friends.

Submitted 12/6/2016 by piggy

Fun to read!
Submitted 12/5/2016 by 467582

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

The characters, story and pictures are really cool. It was fun to read- like, three times!

totally cool
Submitted 11/29/2016 by Hodeya

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Even though I only read 10 pages I give it a thumbs up.

One of my favorite books
Submitted 11/13/2016 by Didi

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This was a really good book. When my father got it for me I was really happy because some of my friends read it and loved it!!

It's a good book,...
Submitted 11/5/2016 by girlartist

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

It was okay... I didn't LOVE it but I liked it. I didn't choose this book I just checked it out from the library...

Submitted 11/2/2016 by nomer

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book's awesome really fun and exciting!!!!

Fantasy Warning
Submitted 10/17/2016 by goblinthecat

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

If you like fantasy then you'll LOVE this book. Its really cool in a bunch of ways and the art was great! :)

FUNNEST BOOK
Submitted 10/16/2016 by IRONLION

Thumbs up!

This book's amazing, it's got every thing, comedy, adventure, fighting and more. So when I get to order a book this is the book I'm getting.

Good book
Submitted 10/3/2016 by BrownHair

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book teaches you about being very religious in Judaism. How hard it is, advantages and disadvantages.

I think that Mirka is very brave and persistent.

Not as good as I thought it would be
Submitted 8/3/2016 by Goldfish

It was disappointing that it was very short and it was not that interesting.

An exciting and unusual adventure
Submitted 8/3/2016 by Weezing

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Very good graphic novel. Good if you like stories about girls who do things they are not expected to do.

Submitted 7/7/2016 by thelegomaster

I liked this book.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

The pig was sorta funny

Just fine
Submitted 7/7/2016 by ilovebooks!

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

ehh Ive read better from PJ library selections! I would read other books by the author, though! not as good as I expected it to be.

A great graphic novel!!
Submitted 7/7/2016 by lovesosrui

I loved this book!

Even though this was a very short graphic novel, it was one of the best and most funny comics I have read!

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I loved this book!
Submitted 7/6/2016 by natik

Mirka is a strong character, loving sister, and daughter. After her mother passes away, her father marries someone new to everybody in the family. Her stepmother is strict, but deep inside she loves her.
Mirka faces many challenges in her life, but at the end of the day she loves her family, and life.
i loved this book and recommend it to anyone and everyone. You should definitely read this book!
Eliana, almost nine years old:)

read it two times
Submitted 7/4/2016 by giraffe2014

Thumbs up!

it was so good I ordered the second and read it twice!

i thought that this book was really good.
Submitted 7/4/2016 by manta

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

One thing that I would like future readers of this book to know is that it is written in the style of a graphic novel. Also, it is much shorter than I expected--- I read it in one sitting! If you enjoy reading funny graphic novels about Jewish girls and boys and crazy creatures, then this is the book to choose!

Nice pictures and story
Submitted 7/3/2016 by spotted leaf

This book is about how an orthodox girl named Mirka dreams about slaying dragons, but she doesn't encounter anything until one day when she is walking home from school and sees a large house. A woman is floating in the air, trimming a tree! Mirka plucks a grape of her fence and makes enemies with the woman's pet pig. Apparently the woman is a witch. After being tormented by the pig, Mirka convinces the pig to let her go. Then, she frees the pig from some bullies who had tied up the pig. In return for freeing the pig, Mirka gets directions to a magic troll who can give her the sword. But Mirka must win a duel. A knitting duel. Mirka could win, and get the sword, or, lose and be eaten. But she is a horrible knitter. Read to see what happens! It is an amazing book!

This book was tons of fun to read!
Submitted 7/1/2016 by Dustylion9

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was super duper funny, action-packed, and so atmospheric! The drawings are wonderful, and some parts were even scary! I like this book because it talks about overcoming hard tasks, and not following one person's every move, and to be true to yourself.

DEFINITELY recommended
Submitted 7/1/2016 by LuluB

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved it! Mirka has a mind of her own, and she is not afraid to try new things. She wants a sword, so she works towards it. I really recommend this book!

great art not so great story
Submitted 7/1/2016 by boywonder

This book was just OK

this book was bad in many different ways though it had good art

GREAT BOOK
Submitted 6/19/2016 by coco

I loved this book!

This book is really good! I'm not orthodox, but I think I still can understand. In this book you will learn how to say a little bit of Yiddish. It has 25 % of importance to family members. The only problem is that it was not scary enough. That's just my opinion, it's not a fact. I would like to give a shout to Barry Deutsch! Hope you have a great time reading!😜

This book is so good!
Submitted 6/10/2016 by musicgirl26

Thumbs up!

If you like graphic novels, I suggest you read this book. I really enjoyed it. Somehow, I managed to read this book in one evening.

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
Submitted 6/10/2016 by pjevanston

I really liked this book. It had adventure and i thought the drawings were funny and good. I would definently read more books by this author.

Ruthie age 9

Adventure lovers, this is your book
Submitted 6/9/2016 by goog

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

In the beginning it was a little boring, but the farther you get the better!
Oh, yeah there is also really funny speech bubbles!

Very good book
Submitted 6/8/2016 by pianostar

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

i''s really good you guys have to read it if you like this try the other one

Submitted 6/4/2016 by coco

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It sounds so good! It looks so interesting. For everyone out there please read this book! And I don't like KNITTING!!! So sorry about that. Still please read this book.! You have to get this book, because your COOLER than ever!

Just an every day troll.
Submitted 6/3/2016 by Roz16

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I think that this book is absolutely wonderful! It taught me SO much about tradition Jewish rituals like prayers, and even food! I also think that it was really funny, and magical too. I give this book 60/4 (sixty out of four) stars. ENJOY YOUR READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :B

Great book!!!!!
Submitted 5/6/2016 by graphicworm9

This book was a mix of fantasy and realistic things. It especially great when it got to the talking pig! If you like fantasy, Check. This. Out

Awesome!!
Submitted 5/6/2016 by Animation

this book is great!!!!!!!

Submitted 5/6/2016 by Design Team

Thumbs up!

Do you like adventure stories with a Jewish twist? Well then Hereville, How Mirka Got Her Sword is the right book for you. This graphic novel is all about a Jewish girl named Mirka who dreams of slaying a dragon. One day Mirka meets a mysterious witch who tells her how and where to find a sword to slay a dragon. The book goes on to explain her adventures. Read Hereville, How Mirka Got Her Sword to find out if Mirka will get the sword in the end.
by Maddie, age 11, Ohio

adventourus!!!
Submitted 5/2/2016 by Music

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

i reccomend this book for kids that like graphic novels and adventures!

I bet it will be awesome to read!!
Submitted 5/2/2016 by fashionbloger101.5

I would read more books by this author.

I read one of the authors books, and I loved it!!Hope this one will also be amazing!!

Great!!!
Submitted 5/1/2016 by PotterFan18

I loved this book!

This book is great! It is very creative. It is very surprising, exciting and suspenseful. It shows you that you can do anything no matter who you are. You should read it!

I liked this book a lot!
Submitted 5/1/2016 by spellbound

I would read more books by this author.

This book was funny and I liked the story. I recommend this if you like graphic novels.
Yovel, age 9

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Barry Deutsch

Author of Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite, and Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish

“The main audience I write for is myself. I want to create a comic that I want to read.”

For as long as he can remember, Barry Deutsch has loved comic books. In high school he took drawing classes and in college he learned how to create comics. Here are five things you might not know about Barry:

  1. He loves musicals.
  2. He likes to stand up while drawing Hereville comics.
  3. He has a small herd of plastic pigs on his desk.
  4. He thinks it is so important to practice drawing if you want to be a graphic artist.
  5. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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