Twelve-year-old Suzy Bowles is tired of summers filled with chores on her family farm in Burr Oak, Michigan, and she’s desperate to see the world. When her wayward uncle moves back home to the farm, only to skip his chores ever morning for mysterious reasons Suzy decides to figure out what he’s up to once and for all. And that’s when she meets legendary former circus queen Madame Marantette and her ostriches. Before long, Suzy finds herself caught up in the fast-paced, hilarious world of ostrich riding, which just might be her ticket out of Burr Oak. Award-winning collaborators Betsy Bird and David Small have created a rollicking adventure, full of unforgettable characters, both human and animal.