The Maestro

Paperback | December 16, 2004

byTim Wynne-jones

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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.

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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.

Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. The author of over thirty books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and of the Arthur Ellis Award. He is the recipient of many other prizes at home and internationally including the Ed...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7 × 4.35 × 0.45 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888996373

ISBN - 13:9780888996374

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from surprising story line great read - could not put it down - a story line placed into today's world and time frame - could it really happen? Maybe! A great read about realities in life.
Date published: 2012-08-27

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"...a gift for a group of readers not often enough offered work of this caliber." - Globe and Mail"A truly compelling adventure story." - Kirkus Reviews"Complex and poignant, wrapped around a dramatic story line." - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"(as The Survival Game)...marvelously tense...It's a remarkable book." - Books for Keeps (UK)"(as The Survival Game) Wynne-Jones paints a powerful picture of the effects of abuse...One of the most delightful aspects of this compelling story is Wynne-Jones's sharp perspicacity and language...An intensely enjoyable read for 12+." - Inis Magazine (Ireland)