The Maestro

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Puffin Books, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 231 pages
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Burl's father abuses him so badly that he's forced to run away from home. Alone in the Canadian wilderness, he is sure he won't make it -- until he meets Nathaniel Orlando Gow, "the Maestro". In just one day, this eccentric musical genius changes Burl's life forever -- opening him up to a world he will fight to keep, even if it means telling the biggest lie of his life.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With a brutal, despicable father who beats him and an ineffectual mother incapacitated by drugs, Burl, 14, has learned not to expect anything good from life. After a crisis, he runs away into the ... Read full review

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User Review  - stornelli - LibraryThing

Running away from his abusive father and drug addict mother, 14 year old Burl finds a remote cabin inhabited by an eccentric genius. In one day, Nathaniel Orlando Gow changes Burl’s life forever. In ... Read full review


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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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