How Mirka Got Her Sword

by Barry Deutsch (Author/Cartoonist)

Book Cover for How Mirka Got Her Sword

   Book 1   
Pages: 144

The first ever wisecracking, troll-fighting, Orthodox Jewish heroine! Mirka, a spunky, strong-willed, eleven-year-old girl, is very clear on one thing: she doesn't want to sit home knitting, she wants to go out and fight dragons! Granted, no dragons have been breathing fire around the Orthodox Jewish community she lives in, but that doesn't stop the plucky girl from honing her fighting skills (against local bullies), accepting a witch's challenge (to gain a sword), and besting a troll (when knitting does come in handy). This charming, quirky, skillfully rendered graphic novel is Buffy the Vampire Slayer for middle-grade readers.

Recognition: Andre Norton Award Nominee for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (2010); Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers (2011)

Hereville Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Hereville
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: graphic novel  fantasy  adventure  family  culture  religion 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   How Mirka Got Her Sword  (2010)
2.   How Mirka Met a Meteorite  (2012)
3.   How Mirka Caught a Fish  (2015)