Master of the Grove

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Puffin Books, 1983 - Fiction - 182 pages
When soldiers destroy Derin's home, he sets out on a puzzling and difficult journey in search of his missing father. But Derin's people are caught up in a war between the people of the mountains and the people of the plains, and his private quest takes him into the very heart of the conflict - to a confrontation with the powerful Master of the Grove.

This is the story of a young boy's search for truth - and a sorcerer's misuse of knowledge . . .

About the author (1983)

Victor Kelleher was born in London in 1939 and moved to Australia in 1976 via Africa and New Zealand. He was formerly an associate professor of literature, but chose to write full-time from his home He writes books for both children and adults including Papio, Baily's Bones, The Red King, Taronga, Fire Dancer, The Ivory Trail, Brother Night, Dogboy, and Goblin in the Snow. He has won numerous awards including the Ditmar Award for Best Australian Novel for Beast of Heaven in 1985, Kids Own Aust Literature Award (KOALA) in 1991 for The Red King, the Children's Peace Lit Award (PEACE) in 1989 for The Makers, and the CBC Book of the Year in 1983 for Master of the Grove. He also writes under the pseudonym of Veronica Hart.