Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 Pages, 4.33 × 6.69 × 0.39 in
Published: December 16, 2004
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0888996373
ISBN - 13: 9780888996374
About the Book
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.
From the Publisher
Burl Crow hasn''t had many breaks in his young life. His father is a manipulative lout with a dangerous temper; his mother, worn down by years of abuse, now resorts to her little helpers to get her through the days. Then he meets Nathaniel Orlando Gow, the Maestro, and in just one day, this eccentric genius changes Burl''s life forever.
About the Author
Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada''s foremost writers for children. The author of two dozen books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General''s Award, four-time winner of the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, as well as the recipient of many other prizes and honours, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Edgar Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. He lives in Perth, Ontario.