Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite

by Barry Deutsch

Book, 2012



Call number

J 185 DEU



New York, NY : Amulet Books, 2012.


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-park challenge ... or be banished from Hereville!

User reviews

LibraryThing member STBA
That plucky, knitting, Sabbath-observing heroine is back with another adventure that involves a meteorite, an evil twin, and a witch wearing shorts and going barefoot.
LibraryThing member librarybrandy
More Mirka! This time she accidentally convinces a troll to flood the witch's house with chocolate pudding--only for the attempt to go awry and send a meteorite hurtling down instead. At the last second, the witch transforms the meteorite... and now there's an extra Mirka around who is better at
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absolutely everything. The two Mirkas were going to share their life (half the chores!), but it's not as easy as real-Mirka expected (half the meals!). If she's going to get rid of the Extra-Mirka, Real-Mirka will need to find SOMETHING she can do better than the imposter!

I siiiiiiigh) with her being more in the background this time.
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LibraryThing member GirlsonFire
In this second installment of the Mirka series, Mirka encounters a meteorite who gets transformed into Mirka's twin. Mirka and the meteorite seems to get along until Meety starts taking over as Mirka. Hilarity ensues.

So far we've been given a black and white and orange coloring, but this second
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book adds a muted green to the mix, which gives the novel an "old world" kind of feel (if that makes sense).
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LibraryThing member pussreboots
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch is the sequel to Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. Mirka craves more adventure but is stuck knitting.

Mirka though finds more adventures, again by harassing the troll, who in turn sends a meteorite hurdling towards the witch's house. Mirka has
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to save the witch to save her town.

Mirka's dilemma ends up being an interesting reinvention of changeling lore. Mirka's own worst enemy ends up being herself! She might lose her family and friends if she can't find a different solution for the meteorite it.

Mirka's current adventure brings to mind Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh.
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LibraryThing member devafagan
Just as good as the first, if not better!
LibraryThing member MaowangVater
Mirka is bored, so she visits the local troll for a sword fighting lesson and a demonstration of magic that goes terribly wrong and sends a meteoroid hurtling towards her hometown. She flees to a witch for help, and the witch transforms it into an exact human replica of Mirka. How are they ever
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going to explain this to Mirka’s parents?

Deutsch has drawn and written another delightful fairy tale adventure for his young heroine as she courageously confronts the trials of family life, faith and the supernatural.
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LibraryThing member adaq
Graphic novel about an orthodox Jewish girl. I really liked this, even though I am completely not down with conservative religious indoctrination in any form. But there were actually quite a number of female characters in this one, and Mirka was smart and sensitive and clever and brave. It would be
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nice if she would eventually turn all that intelligence to her family's life choices! But maybe "How Mirka Became an Atheist" has to wait for the high school or college years.
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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Cute enough, and certainly refreshingly original. I like Fruma (stepmother) best. Didn't hit my sweet spot, though, somehow. Did read both 1st & 2nd books, giving same review to both.

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