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  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library Y LU (Text) 33500013213640 New Checked out 06/01/2020
Moorhead Public Library Y LU (Text) 33500013213657 New Checked out 06/03/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library ya LU (Text) 35500006277352 New Checked out 06/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524739010
  • ISBN: 1524739014
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    The author's name recognition, a beautifully evocative cover, and a feminist angle on Mozart's older sister, Nannerl (a talented pianist and composer in her own right), will have readers grabbing for Lu's latest title. Basing her story loosely on facts—Wolfgang and Nannerl were indeed very close, the children were in fact paraded through the courts of Europe, and their father absolutely did not nurture what could have been a wonderful musical career for Nannerl, because of her gender—Lu uses the Mozart children's history as backdrop for what is primarily a fantasy revolving around a Faustian deal. Nannerl meets the compelling Hyacinth, princeling of an enchantingly beautiful magical kingdom that she and Wolfgang visit, and he agrees to help her achieve recognition of her musical talent—for a price. Betrayal, illness, and estrangement follow, and Nannerl ultimately accepts her fate as a wife and mother rather than musician and composer. An affecting epilogue finds Nannerl a grown woman with children of her own, revisiting her beloved brother's memories and the disintegration of her own dream.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: As Lu adds to her ever-expanding repertoire with this historical fantasy, her legion of fans will only grow, too. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series, and the Warcross novels. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles with her illustrator-author husband, Primo Gallanosa, and their dogs.

Subject: Berchtold zu Sonnenburg, Maria Anna Mozart, Reichsfreiin von, 1751-1829 > Juvenile fiction.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 > Juvenile fiction.
Berchtold zu Sonnenburg, Maria Anna Mozart, Reichsfreiin von, 1751-1829 > Fiction.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 > Fiction.
Mozart, Leopold, 1719-1787 > Fiction.
Musicians > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Berchtold zu Sonnenburg, Maria Anna Mozart, Reichsfreiin von, 1751-1829.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Juvenile works.

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