The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart Book Summary and Study Guide

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This story is a fictionalised account of twelve year old Nannerl Mozart real life sister of famous composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The story details the siblings' joint European tour. Like her brother, Nannerl is a gifted musician and composer, though being older than Mozart, she is somewhat dwarfed by his talent. In addition, as a girl, Nannerl is not able to take advantage of the same opportunities as her brother. She is not permitted to learn to play the violin a traditionally male instrument despite the fact that she is she seems immediately adept at any instrument she tries her hand at. Nannerl's secret wish is to become a famous composer and during her European tour she composes in secret. Though she loves her brother, Nannerl struggles with her jealously over his abilities and popularity as well as with her dissatisfaction with her lot as a young woman in the patriarchal eighteenth century.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights Life of a profession:    -   musician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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