Meyer, Kerstin 1966–

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Meyer, Kerstin 1966–


Born 1966, in Wedel, Germany.


Home—Hamburg, Germany. E-mail—[email protected].


Illustrator and children's author.


Oscar Wilde, Das Gespenst von Canterville (translation of The Canterville Ghost), Dressler Cecilie (Germany), 1993.

Bettina Violet, Da wilde Löwenkind, Beltz & Gelberg (Germany), 1993.

Clement Freud, Grimpels Weihnachtsüberraschung, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 1994.

Martin Klein, Mein Freunde der Schlaf, 37 Seiten (Germany), 1994.

Andreas Steinhofel, Es ist ein Elch entsprungen, Carlsen (Hamburg, Germany), 1995, translated by Alissa Jaffa as An Elk Dropped In, Front Street (Asheville, NC), 2006.

Christian Bieniek, Kerstin im Koffer, Aare (Germany), 1996.

Barbara Wolf-Krause, Schau mal: Unser Essen, Sauerlander (Berlin, Germany), 1996.

Cornelia Funke, Prinzessin Isabella, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 1997.

Willis Hall, Weihnachtsgrüße vom Vampir, Cecilie von Dressler (Germany), 1998.

Christa Holtei, Mit Piraten auf großer Fahrt: ein abenteuerliches Spielund Sachbuch, Cornelsen (Berlin, Germany), 1998.

Martin Klein, Der kleine Dings aus dem All, Ravensburger Buchverlag (Ravensburg, Germany), 1998.

Marina and Wolfdietrich Schnurre, Die Sachem it den Meerschweinchen, Beltz (Berlin, Germany), 1998.

Martin Klein, Mein Freund der Schlaf, Dtv (Munich, Germany), 1998.

Josef Guggenmos, Sonne, Mond und Luftballon, Beltz (Berlin, Germany), 1999.

Cornelia Funke, Der Piratenschwein, Dressler Verlag (Berlin, Germany), 1999.

Martin Klein, Der kleine Dings und die Zeitmaschine, Ravensburger Buchverlag (Ravensburg, Germany), 2000.

Bettina Wegenast, Endlich hab ich frei, Rowohlt (Berlin, Germany), 2000.

Gillian Cross, Ein total verrückter Schultag, Dtv (Munich, Germany), 2000.

Helen Paiba and Alan Snow, Funny Stories for Seven Year Olds, Pan Macmillan (London, England), 2000.

Sigrid Zeevaert, Flaschenpost für Olle Pfitzmann, Dtv (Munich, Germany), 2001.

Martin Klein, Der kleine Dings in der Schule, Ravensburger Buchverlag (Ravensburg, Germany), 2001.

Cornelia Funke, Der geheimnisvolle Ritter Namenlos, Fischer Taschenbuch (Frankfurt, Germany), 2001.

Annette and Bjarne Reuter, Anna Havanna, Fischer Taschenbuch (Frankfurt, Germany), 2002.

Ulrike Holzwarth-Raether, Angelika Neidthardt, and Barbara Zuschlag, Das Grundschulwörterbuch, Bibliographisches Institut (Frankfurt, Germany), 2002.

Marcus Sauermann, Till will Ritter worden, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 2002.

Cornelia Funke, Emma und der Blaue Dschinn, Dressler (Hamburg, Germany), 2002.

Gregor Tessnow, Kai und Opa auf dem Mars, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 2003.

Bettina Obrecht, Julian und das Mamapapa, Auer Donauwörth (Germany), 2003.

Cornelia Funke, Käpten Knitterbart und seine Bande, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 2003.

Cornelia Funke, Der wildest Bruder der Welt, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 2004, translated as The Wildest Brother, Chicken House/Scholastic (New York, NY), 2006.

Cornelia Funke, The Princess Knight, Chicken House/ Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Cornelia Funke, Pirate Girl, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2005.

Martin Klein, Alle Jahre Widder, Carlsen (Germany), 2006.

Cornelia Funke, Princess Pigsty, Chicken House/Scholastic (New York, NY), 2007.

Lina Lundh, Mein Papa ist der Stärkste, Camilie Dressler (Germany), 2007.

Cornelia Funke, Der verlorene Wackelzahn, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 2008.

Cornelia Funke, Käpten Knitterbart auf der Schatzinsel, Oetinger (Hamburg, Germany), 2008.


Several books featuring artwork by Meyer have been adapted for DVD.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, February 1, 2004, Jennifer Mattson, review of The Princess Knight, p. 974; January 1, 2005, review of The Princess Knight, p. 775; June 1, 2005, Jennifer Mattson, review of Pirate Girl, p. 1821; July 1, 2006, Gillian Engberg, review of The Wildest Brother, p. 66; November 15, 2006, Francisca Goldsmith, review of An Elk Dropped In, p. 55; April 1, 2007, Jennifer Mattson, review of Princess Pigsty, p. 56.

Children's Bookwatch, January, 2007, review of An Elk Dropped In; November, 2005, review of Pirate Girl.

Horn Book, July-August, 2005, Kitty Flynn, review of Pirate Girl, p. 449; July-August, 2006, Christine M. Heppermann, review of The Wildest Brother, p. 424; November-December, 2006, Jennifer M. Brabander, review of An Elk Dropped In, p. 693.

Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2004, review of The Princess Knight, p.82; June 1, 2005, review of Pirate Girl, p. 636; April 15, 2006, review of The Wildest Brother, p. 406; November 1, 2006, review of An Elk Dropped In, p. 1134.

Publishers Weekly, January 26, 2004, review of The Princess Knight, p. 253; May 9, 2005, review of Pirate Girl, p. 68; May 1, 2006, review of The Wildest Brother, p. 63; February 19, 2007, review of Princess Pigsty, p. 168.

School Library Journal, March, 2004, Linda Ludke, review of The Princess Knight, p. 158; August, 2005, Grace Oliff, review of Pirate Girl, p. 94; June, 2006, Susan Weitz, review of The Wildest Brother, p. 112; October, 2006, Eva Mitnick, review of An Elk Dropped In, p. 101; April, 2007, Catherine Callegari, review of Princess Pigsty, p. 105.


Kerstin Meyer Home Page, (June 15, 2008).

Meyer, Kerstin (Margareta)

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Meyer, Kerstin (Margareta)

Meyer, Kerstin (Margareta) , Swedish mezzo-soprano; b. Stockholm, April 3, 1928. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music (1948–50) and at the Opera School (1950–52) in Stockholm; also at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1952 she made her operatic debut as Azucena at the Royal Theater in Stockholm, where she subsequently sang regularly; also made guest appearances in numerous European opera centers and toured widely as a concert artist. In 1960 she made her first appearance at London’s Covent Garden as Dido in the English-language production of Les Troyens. On Oct. 29, 1960, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Carmen, remaining on its roster until 1963; also appeared at the Bayreuth Festivals (1962–65). In 1963 she was made a Royal Swedish Court Singer. Following her retirement, she served as director of the Opera School in Stockholm (1984–94). In 1985 she was made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She excelled particularly in contemporary operas, most notably in the works of Schuller, Searle, Henze, Maw, and Ligeti; among her standard portrayals were Orfeo, Dor abella, Fricka, Octavian, and Clytemnestra.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Meyer, Kerstin (Margareta)

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Meyer, Kerstin (Margareta) (b Stockholm, 1928). Swedish mezzo-soprano. Début Stockholm 1952 (Azucena in Il trovatore). Guest singer in opera Vienna, Venice, Hamburg, Berlin, from 1956. Sang in Eng. from 1960. Débuts: Salzburg Fest. 1957; CG 1960; NY Met 1960; Glyndebourne 1961; Bayreuth 1962. Striking singing-actress, notably in modern operas. Dir., Stockholm opera sch. from 1984. Hon. CBE 1985.