Do you know of Kate DiCamillo? I didn’t until I heard Ann Patchett recommend this, her latest book, on the Today show. Jenna Hager Bush practically jumped into her arms with excitement. I have to read it NOW! Yes, said Ann, you must read it NOW! DiCamillo writes children’s books, but I have to tell you that I would read such a charming and heartfelt children’s book anytime. And, oh my goodness, I adore listening to Finty Williams, the audiobook’s reader.
Here’s the text from the back cover of the audiobook (I can’t do any better myself and it is sans spoilers):
“There is one creature that the monks of the Chronicles of Sorrowing fear above all others: Answelica the goat. The monks fear her sharp teeth and her hard head and her wily ways. And so imagine Brother Edik’s terror when he goes to feed Answelica one morning and finds a child in the pen with the demon goat.
The child does not know where she came from. She does not know who her people are She remembers one thing only: her name.
The king’s men, however, know who the child is, and they are searching for her.”
A slim volume, 4-1/2 hours on CD. You will surely enjoy the adventure!