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Hereville : how Mirka met a meteorite / Barry Deutsch ; colors by Jake Richmond ; backgrounds by Barry Deutsch and Tina Kim.

By: Deutsch, Barry.
Contributor(s): Richmond, Jake [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Amulet Books, [2012]Description: 123 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419703980; 1419703986.Other title: How Mirka met a meteorite.Subject(s): Jewish girls -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- Conduct of life -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Trolls -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels.DDC classification: 741.5/973 LOC classification: PZ7.7.D507 | Her 2012Summary: Mirka is back, and this time she takes on a misguided meteor who's been set in motion by the troll and turned into Mirka's twin by the witch. Doppelganger Mirka is out to best the real girl. Our heroine will have to beat her own other self in a three-part challenge ... or be banished from Hereville!
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Mirka is back, and this time she takes on a misguided meteor who's been set in motion by the troll and turned into Mirka's twin by the witch. Doppelganger Mirka is out to best the real girl. Our heroine will have to beat her own other self in a three-part challenge ... or be banished from Hereville!

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Meteorite picks up right where How Mirka Got Her Sword (Abrams, 2010) leaves off. When Mirka, an 11-year-old Orthodox Jew, goes to retrieve her sword from the troll, he inadvertently summons a meteorite. Fortunately, she is able to prevent the destruction of Hereville with the help of the witch. Unfortunately, the witch turns the meteorite into a clone of Mirka. It isn't long before "Metty" begins to make our heroine's life difficult. When Mirka asks the duplicate to leave, Metty proposes three challenges to decide who will stay in Hereville, and who will be banished. Deutsch seamlessly weaves elements of Orthodox Judaism in with themes of individuality and self-worth. The color illustrations are as crisp and clear as they come. The endlessly creative panel and perspective work adds visual interest and gives experienced graphic-novel readers plenty to savor. A well-crafted addition to a truly distinctive series.-Travis Jonker, Wayland Union Schools, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Barry Deutsch was nominated for an Eisner and the Harvey and Ignatz Awards for Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, which won the Sydney J. Taylor Award. He won the national Charles M. Schultz award for best college cartoonist. He was also nominated for the 2008 Russ Manning Award for Promising Newcomer.

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