King Maestro and Chuck

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sandy jarvis

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King Maestro and Chuck is about friendship, tolerance and trust. It strives to educate the young reader with problems solving anecdotes, and acceptance without judgement.But overall, it provides the middle grade reader a practical look at diversity.


Adventure,Fantasy,Young Adult,Children's,Funny

Short Summary

Far off on Paradise Island there lived a silvery bird who was known as Chip.Chip decides to steal the most valuable thing on the Island; the Umoja crystal. Because he can no longer be trusted as the Hunter, Chip is thrown off the Island for 120 days.The vital thing he needs to achieve is integrity.

Chuck is a coward, and Chip is always there to save him. Finally, Chuck is given the chance to confront his insecurities. One-Eye Pete and his gang leaves King Maestro(aka Chip) in the burning warehouse with no-way out. But to their surprise, Chuck will save the day.


Tropical setting, New York City, and the famous Brooklyn bridge

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Meaningful Message,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: King Maestro(aka Chip)

Age: mature bird

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Confident,Leader,Skillful,Power Hungry,Heroic,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Chuck the German shepherd

Age: dog

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Clumsy,Modest,Insecure,Decisive,Strong Moral Code,Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Chuck the German shepherd

Age: mature dog

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Decisive,Modest,Insecure,Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: One-Eye Pete

Age: Pit Bull

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Underdog,Criminal,Unapologetic,Leader,Greedy,Villainous,Secretive,Adventurous,Desperate

Development Pitch

Chip has stolen something very valuable on Paradise Island; the Umoja Crystal. Chip can no longer be trusted as the Hunter; he is thrown off the Island for 120 days. The vital thing he needs to achieve is honesty, and empathy toward others. Troubled and concerned about traveling alone, Chip stops off at Flea town where he meets Chuck. Chuck is a German Shepherd with no back bone. . He only leaves his home town, because he heard there's chicken bones in the Big Apple. The real challenge take place in New York City. Chuck gets into trouble, and Chip is always there to save him.For example, the Siamese cats clawed Chuck across his face. Chuck stumbles back and forth, he cries out. "Do something, Chip!" As Chuck looked up, Chip was flapping his wings with a strong wind and a pail of paint hanging from outside his mouth. Several events takes place over a short period of time. There's one compelling problem after another. When Chip meets, One-Eye Pete and his gang he feels special. Chip is recruited as the Head member, and his name is changed to King Maestro. Chuck is not welcome, he's a coward with morals. Chip ends his friendship with Chuck; he has no courage for leadership. One-Eye Pete is only being friendly with Chip, because he wants something from him. He wants to robbed the warehouse, and he needs King Maestro for the job. When all is said and done, King Maestro is left in the burning warehouse with no way out. But to their surprise, Chuck will save the day.

About The Author

This brilliantly crafted tale of friendship,tolerance and trust is told through the prism of a shrewd bird and German shepherd dog. The two characters battle crime in the Big Apple and take on crafty city slickers; for example; the Siamese cats who are pinned together by their hips. Bullnose Jack, the notorious dog catcher, and One Eye-Pete and his gang. Author's Biography: Jarvis, a current resident of New York City, holds a master's degree in Forensic psychology. In 1992, I was awarded a writing degree from the Institute of Children's Literature. My publishing background also includes short fiction for young adults and poetry. I recently retired from the City of New York as a case manager specialist for the HIV/AIDS population and mental disabled. I am married with one adult son.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Publish America( out of business)

Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



ISBN 1-60703-882-X