How Mirka Met a Meteorite

by: Cyan Young

How Mirka Met a Meteorite

Written by: Barry Deutsch

Published by: Harry N. Abrams (Novenber 1, 2012)

ISBN: 1419703980

Genre: Fantasy

Grades: 3-7th


- Sydney Taylor 2010

- Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2013

- 2013 Cybils Award


Our favorite orthodox Jewish girl returns in her second graphic novel. Having been grounded for staying out all night on the adventure chronicled in the first book, Mirka starts out as a typical sullen 11 year old. After her stepmother lets her go out, Mirka heads off to see the local troll who has her sword. They plot revenge on the evil witch, and his spell to flood her house with chocolate pudding goes awry and sends a meteorite streaming to Hereville. Mirka is able to warn the witch in the nick of time. But the witch turned the meteorite into the spitting image of Mirka. And then the fun begins, as Mirka's doppelgänger takes advantage of Mirka's good will. This drives Mirka to her wits end. She enlists 2 of her siblings to help her, and challenges the meteorite to a contest.

One of the unique aspects of this series is that it is set in the context of an orthodox Jewish community.
Author Barry Deutsch also includes a sprinkling of Yiddish, which he translates in footnotes. This story teaches a number of lessons including showing how selfish behavior hurts other people.

Publishers Weekly How Mirka Met a Meteorite

New Yourk Journal of Books Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite

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