In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story

3.62 avg rating
( 691 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780152055943: In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story

Nannerl Mozart was a musical prodigy who seemed to have a brilliant future. But once her younger brother, Wolfgang, began composing symphonies at the age of five, her career and talents were utterly eclipsed. Here, at last, is Nannerl's heart-wrenching tale. It's the story of her undying passion for music; her relationship with her "miracle boy" brother; and her life as the "other Mozart," the one forgotten by history.           The acclaimed Carolyn Meyer has written a powerful historical novel about a little-known but gifted musician who never stopped dreaming. Includes an author's note.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

CAROLYN MEYER is the author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess: Russia, 1914, a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 8 Up—For many people, knowledge of Nannerl Mozart is confined to the footnotes of her younger brother Wolfgang Amadeus's biography, a fellow wunderkind touring the courts of Europe with her more renowned sibling before fading into the background as an adult. Meyer brings Nannerl to the fore, presenting her as a gifted, sensitive musician whose ambitions for a professional career are thwarted by the restrictions placed on her gender and the demands of her father, who is more interested in promoting his genius son. Her childhood closeness with Wolferl becomes increasingly strained as his career takes him farther from his family and ultimately to a too-early grave. The narrative occasionally descends into a dry recitation of facts, but Meyer creates interesting portraits of Nannerl, the impudent Wolfgang, and their tyrannical father. Give this one to music students and historical fiction devotees.—Christi Voth Esterle, Parker Library, CO
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Meyer, Carolyn.
Published by Harcourt, Inc., Orlando (2008)
ISBN 10: 0152055940 ISBN 13: 9780152055943
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition.. 368 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. FICTION. Nannerl Mozart was a musical prodigy who seemed to have a brilliant future. But once her younger brother, Wolfgang, began composing symphonies at the age of five, her career and talents were utterly eclipsed. Here, at last, is Nannerl's heart-wrenching tale. It's the story of her undying passion for music; her relationship with her "miracle boy" brother; and her life as the "other Mozart," the one forgotten by history. The acclaimed Carolyn Meyer has written a powerful historical novel about a little-known but gifted musician who never stopped dreaming. Includes an author's note. (Key Words: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). book. Bookseller Inventory # 51067X3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Meyer, Carolyn
Published by Harcourt Children's Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0152055940 ISBN 13: 9780152055943
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152055940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Meyer, Carolyn
Published by Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN 10: 0152055940 ISBN 13: 9780152055943
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152055940 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0033242

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carolyn Meyer
Published by Harcourt Children's Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0152055940 ISBN 13: 9780152055943
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152055940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds