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The Bamboo Flute

by Garry Disher

Paul is a dreamer, his head alive with rippling pianos, gentle violins and the smiles of Margaret, the one he loves. But in the cold light of day Margaret snubs him at school, the piano has been sold, his father is battling to keep the farm, and dejected men are tramping the roads.

The Bamboo Flute is an evocative story of hardship, hope, respect and recognition, set during the Great Depression.

CBC Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 1993
PW Best 50 Books of the Year 1994

  • Year of Publication: 1992
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Children