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How Mirka Got Her Sword

(The first book in the Hereville series)
A novel by

Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn't interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother, or how-to-find-a-husband advice from her sister, or you-better-not warnings from her brother. There's only one thing she does want: to fight dragons!

Granted, no dragons have been breathing fire around Hereville, the Orthodox Jewish community where Mirka lives, but that doesn't stop the plucky girl from honing her skills. She fearlessly stands up to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. And she boldly accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, a challenge that could bring Mirka her heart's desire: a dragon-slaying sword! All she has to do is find - and outwit - the giant troll who's got it!

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Barry Deutsch's How Mirka Got Her Sword

Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback

Title: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
Author(s): Barry Deutsch
ISBN: 0-8109-8422-9 / 978-0-8109-8422-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amulet Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (NONE)
Author(s): Barry Deutsch
ISBN: 1-4197-0619-5 / 978-1-4197-0619-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville Book 1)
Author(s): Barry Deutsch
Publisher: Amulet Books
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