In this novel by award winning author Kate DiCamillo, 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. Beatryce. The king’s men, however, know who the child is, and they are searching for her.