Jewish Journal: Hereville is a “perfect Chanukah gift”!

From the Jewish Journal’s article on “Books that make perfect Chanukah gifts“:

Those looking for a gift for kids who like comics and adventure stories can’t go wrong with “Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite” (Amulet) by author/illustrator Barry Deutsch. This highly anticipated sequel to the 2010 Sydney Taylor Award-winning graphic novel has nothing to do with the holiday of Chanukah, but it would certainly make a fabulous gift. [...]

Kids will love the zany plot and the brilliance of the art that proves superior at conveying typical childhood emotions with great empathy. What a treat to have Mirka back! Parents and relatives of 9- to 12-year-olds of any denomination who like comics, reading or action surely won’t go wrong by picking up the first two volumes of this witty and popular new series for middle-grade readers.

Thank you, Lisa Silverman!

Although I always find it a bit odd that Hereville is said to be for “9- to 12-year-olds,” since I’m trying to create an adventure comic book that I’d enjoy were I the reader. Apparently I’m very immature for someone in his forties. (Not exactly news).

You can find information about buying both Hereville books here.

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6 Responses to Jewish Journal: Hereville is a “perfect Chanukah gift”!

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    Kaija24 says:

    Growing old is inevitably, but growing up is optional :) I find that adults who are still happily in touch with their inner 8-year-old tend to be pretty awesome. And almost always enjoy a good fart joke…

    Congrats on the wonderful reception for the book. I recommended it to my mother’s childhood best friend who is a rabbi in NYC and always on the lookout for good books and books with female protagonists for her school!

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    Jake Squid says:

    Now, with recommendation on metafilter!!!

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    Robert says:

    These cartoon comic book thingies are good and all, but they’re a little…you know…ethnic. Got anything without quite so much Jew in it?

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    Ampersand says:

    Try “Maus.” That only has cats and mice in it.

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    Robert says:

    Awesome. You’re one of the good ones, Amp.

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    Silenced is foo says:

    I have to say, I loved How Mirka Got her Sword and can’t wait to read Meteor.

    Try “Maus.” That only has cats and mice in it.


    /I’m so verry sorry.