The Emperor's Ostrich (Hardcover)

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Must Begonia take care of everything?

 A lazy sister, a runaway cow, greedy villains, a missing Emperor.

But she does have help:

A magical map, an unusual mustard pot, interfering ancestor spirits and a boy named "Key" who is good at finding things.

Can Begonia save an empire and find her cow?  Find out in this fast-paced adventure!



— Laura


Magic and mayhem abound in this fantasy adventure from the author of The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place.

Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Along the way she meets a mother and baby, a woodcutter, a very dirty young man, and an eight-foot ostrich.

Meanwhile, the emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all of Begonia's wits to save the empire and get Alfalfa home safely.

About the Author

Julie Berry is the author of many books for children and young adults including The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. She lives in southern California with her husband and four sons.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781596439580
ISBN-10: 1596439580
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English