In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story

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Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 350 pages
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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.

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IN MOZART'S SHADOW: His Sister's Story

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In the afterword of her haunting story about the life and times of Mozart's older sister Maria Anna—Nannerl—Meyer says that she was intrigued by the question, "What must it have been like to be the ... Read full review

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User Review  - joririchardson - LibraryThing

This tells the story of Wolfgang Mozart's elder sister, also a talented musician. She longs to share in the fame and opportunities that her brother receives, yet lives her entire life eclipsed by his ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick . Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at

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