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The Emperor's Ostrich

(2017)
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Magic and mayhem abound in this middle-grade fantasy adventure from Julie Berry, 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.

Praise for The Emperor's Ostrich:

"Cheeky commentary about class and feminism, giggle-inducing wordplay, and jokes about the ridiculousness of imperial overindulgence round out this story. Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here." - Kirkus Reviews

"Berry (The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place) creates a lively, magic-laced folktale featuring a self-centered emperor, a dairymaid, a farmer boy with grand romantic ideals, and two very stubborn animals. . . . Whimsical details, including an enchanted map and a pot of mustard that changes flavor, will delight readers, and the nonstop action will keep them on the edge of their seats." - Publishers Weekly

    

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Used availability for Julie Berry's The Emperor's Ostrich

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
ISBN: 0-606-41103-8 / 978-0-606-41103-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
ISBN: 1-59643-958-0 / 978-1-59643-958-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
ISBN: 1-250-15888-5 / 978-1-250-15888-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
ISBN: 0-553-39604-8 / 978-0-553-39604-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Emperor's Ostrich
Author(s): Julie Berry
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA