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Julie Berry: The Emperor's Ostrich
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Julie Berry, author of the 2017 Printz Honor winner for The Passion of Dolssa, shares her latest, a fantasy adventure filled with magic and mayhem.

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 the 2017 Printz Honor novel The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That's in Me (2013, Viking), the Odyssey Honor title The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place (2014, Roaring Brook), and six others. Her latest novel, The Emperor's Ostrich, released in June from Roaring Brook. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College. She divides her time between Massachusetts and California with her family.

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ISBN: 9781596439580
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 13th, 2017

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