Magnificent Women in Music

Magnificent Women in Music


By Heather Ball


Women rocking through the ages.

Magnificent Women in Music features a selection of 10 politically active, inspiring women who have made important contributions to music history. Their stories begin in the mid-18th Century with Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart, a gifted German composer whose abilities were obscured by the popularity of her younger brother Wolfgang. They end in present with popular female figures like Joni Mitchell, an accomplished Canadian singer/songwriter, and Vanessa Mae, a non-traditional violinist from Singapore.

A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

Heather Ball is a professional writer and editor. She has written three other books in the Women’s Hall of Fame Series: Astonishing Women Artists, Remarkable Women Writers and Great Women Leaders. She lives and works in Toronto.

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Product Information

  • Release: October 25, 2005

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 110 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • ISBN: 9781897187029


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • The Arts
    > Music

Praise for Magnificent Women in Music

"Ball's choices provide a nice spectrum of women’s lives and their accomplishments." - Hi-Rise

"Ball's style is engaging, which makes the profiles easy to read while simultaneously holding a young reader's interest." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials