The Maestro

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Puffin Books, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 231 pages
18 Reviews
When Burl Crow runs away from home to escape his brutal father, he heads for the place he knows best -- the wilderness. Craving solitude, he is stunned by the sight of a grand piano dangling from a helicopter, and even more startled to find himself drawn to the sounds that eventually come from it. Tracing the source of the music, Burl finds Nathaniel Orlando Gow, the Maestro, standing on the deck of a strange, pyramid-like cabin. The reclusive, eccentric Maestro (based on the brilliant Canadian pianist Glenn Gould) has chosen to escape, too, and only reluctantly offers the wet, starving Burl shelter. Slowly but surely, the two form a bond, and Burl's eyes are opened to a world he never dreamed of.Will his rapport with the Maestro give Burl the inner courage needed to face the difficult choices that suddenly confront him when his father reappears?"The Maestro" is a poignant coming-of-age drama that testifies to the redemptive powers of friendship.

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User Review  - Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen - Goodreads

Well, that was a pleasant surprise. Who knew Canadian Lit can be this good? Review to come. I need to gather my thoughts. Read full review

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User Review  - Qt - Goodreads

lovely story of flying piano's lies and fairy tales :) Read full review

Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
19
Section 3
25
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Tim Wynne-Jones has won numerous awards for his work, including an Edgar Award, the Governor General's Literary Award, and a Boston Globe?Horn Book Award. He is a faculty member at Vermont College, teaching courses in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. He is the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including the novel The Uninvited and the popular Rex Zero books. Tim Wynne-Jones lives in Ontario with his family.

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