August 18, 2015
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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
Barry Deutsch

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(August 18, 2015)

The cover explains that this graphic novel concerns “yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old orthodox Jewish girl,” and it is not wrong. Hayao Miyazaki meets small-town upstate New York, where Mirka deals with the great decisions of school life (one open button at the uniform collar? two?) and a monstrous magic house in the nearby forest whose ghostly occupant has a terrifying pet monster: a pig.