In Mozart's Shadow

In Mozart's Shadow

His Sister's Story

By Carolyn Meyer

Harcourt Inc., Hardcover, 9780152055943, 350pp.

Publication Date: June 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 Meyer is the acclaimed 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, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults--and "Marie, Dancing", a Book Sense Pick. She is also the author of "Cleopatra Confesses "and "Victoria Rebels". She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and you can visit her at