The One Hundred Nights of HeroBook - 2016
In the tradition of The Arabian Nights , a beautifully illustrated tapestry of folk tales and myths about the secret legacy of female storytellers in an imagined medieval world.
In the Empire of Migdal Bavel, Cherry is married to Jerome, a wicked man who makes a diabolical wager with his friend Manfred: if Manfred can seduce Cherry in one hundred nights, he can have his castle--and Cherry.
But what Jerome doesn't know is that Cherry is in love with her maid Hero. The two women hatch a plan: Hero, a member of the League of Secret Story Tellers, will distract Manfred by regaling him with a mesmerizing tale each night for 100 nights, keeping him at bay. Those tales are beautifully depicted here, touching on themes of love and betrayal and loyalty and madness.
As intricate and richly imagined as the works of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant , Isabel Greenberg's One Hundred Nights of Hero will capture readers' hearts and minds, taking them through a magical medieval world.
From Library Staff
VaughanPLLily May 23, 2018
Beautifully and stylistically illustrated with rich color, this book is a celebration of storytelling and an interesting take on the tradition of The Arabia Nights. The book follows Cherry and her maid Hero through a series of whimsical stories about love, friendship, sisters, and betrayal in a p... Read More »
VaughanPLLily May 14, 2018
Beautiful and tightly-packed stories about love, friendship, betrayal, and sisters. Romantic, whimsical and imaginative, this graphic novel is delightful read.