The One Hundred Nights of Hero

The One Hundred Nights of Hero

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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.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Bond Street Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385683005
Branch Call Number: Green
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: 100 nights of Hero

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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 »

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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.


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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.

AliReads Apr 03, 2017

A graphic novel about secret societies of storytellers, clever women and cruel husbands. Lovers Cherry and Hero get a chance at being together when Cherry's husband leaves, after making a bet that his friend can't seduce his wife. To keep him at bay, Hero (Cherry's maid) spins stories that chance the world. Sharp and funny and very readable!

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skyekilaen
Feb 15, 2017

I'd read The Encyclopedia of Early Earth and quite enjoyed its whimsical mythology, but I wasn't expecting to get the same again PLUS such feminist fierceness and intense love. So much depth that I wouldn't be surprised to see it popping up on college syllabi within the next few years. I wish I had literature skills enough to write a proper glowing review, but all I can say is READ IT. :)

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indypunx
Jan 26, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous & touching story

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brihawkins13 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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