In Mozart's Shadow

In Mozart's Shadow

His Sister's Story

By Carolyn Meyer

Harcourt Inc., Hardcover, 9780152055943, 350pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

Nannerl Mozart was a musical prodigy who seemed to have a brilliant future. But once heryounger 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.

About the Author
Carolyn Meyeris the acclaimed author of more thanfifty 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