Responsible dairy maid, Begonia, sets out to retrieve a runaway cow. The fussy to-be-emperor disappears without a trace from his bedchamber. But these two disconnected events might not be as unrelated as they seem. Guided by unexpected friendships, flighty pets, magical gifts, and the hand of the ancestors, a simple chore becomes the twisting adventure of a lifetime.
It was the kind of fresh, sparkly morning that might make a young girl forget the milk oozing over her scalp and the ache in her bottom.