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The Maestro

Written by Tim Wynne-Jones

  • 224 Pages
  • 9781554980239
  • Reading age to 12
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Situations / Sexual Abuse)
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Friendship



Publication Date March 01, 1996

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.

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Awards: Text 1995

Winner of the IBBY Honor List 1995

Winner of the CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award 1996


Tim Wynne-Jones
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 Edgar Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. In 2012 he was made an Officer to the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.