Graphic Novel. In this hilarious and impassioned tale of adventure, family, tradition, heroism, and...knitting, smart and spunky 11-year-old Mirka Herschberg longs to slay dragons. But to earn her sword, she'll first have to do battle with the school bullies, an enormous pig (a pig in the Orthodox Jewish community of Hereville? Oy vey!), and a rather supercilious and very creepy troll. Hereville
's fabulous artwork, distinct characters, droll humor, and insight into Jewish tradition will pull you into Mirka's world and make you wish the story didn't end so quickly. The story, a mix of realism and fantasy, will be a change of pace for Amulet fans -- but if it's really high-quality art that most interests you, don't miss it.