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Welcome back to Hereville, where Mirka, the world's first time-traveling, monster-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl, faces her greatest challenge yet: babysitting! Mirka just wants to find new adventures, but instead she's stuck babysitting her disapproving little sister, Layele. When Mirka pushes her sister into a stream, they both get in too deep with an angry magic fish. No matter how hard Mirka fights this fish-out-of-water, it gets stronger and stronger - and it's out for revenge. Mirka is in over her head, and this time, her whole family is on the line! When the fish kidnaps Layele, Mirka must find a way to save her little sister, and the clues she needs are hidden in her stepmother Fruma's past. Mixing adventure, cultural traditions, squabbling siblings, and preteen commotion, Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish is sure to captivate readers with its exciting visuals and indomitable heroine.



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Barry Deutsch

Cartoonist Barry Deutsch lives in Portland, Oregon, in a bright blue house with bubble-gum pink trim and eight (!) housemates, plus a variable number of cats and fish.

His 2010 graphic novel "Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword" was the first graphic novel ever to win the prestigious Sydney Taylor Award, and was also nominated for Eisner, Harvey, Ignatz, and Nebula awards. His new book, "Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite," was published by Abrams in November 2012, and as of this writing (Nov 15 2012) has already received two starred reviews.

Deutsch won the national Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist in 2000 and was nominated for Comic-Con's Russ Manning Award for Promising Newcomer in 2008. He is currently working on a third "Hereville" graphic novel.



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