Emperor's Ostrich

Written by Julie Berry

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.

Age Range 9 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
288
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Grade Level 4th - 6th
ISBN
9781596439580
Lexile 680L
Themes