The Emperor's Ostrich, 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.

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.


This is an early evening event (6:00pm) with pizza available for purchase. Perfect for kids who love to read and parents who hate to cook!

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
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ISBN: 9781596439580
Availability: Available Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 13th, 2017

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