What a great old children's book! This is Mozart: Child Wonder, Great Composer by Irene Gass. Illustrated by J.C.B. Knight. Copyright A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1966. Published in Great Britain in 1966 - First Edition. Original Retail Price $3.95 - not price-clipped.
"This is a moving and informative story of Mozart's personal and public life, from child prodigy to the greatest composer of his time.
The book follows the child Mozart and his family on concert tours for the royalty of eighteenth-century Europe. It shows the man Mozart as he goes out on his own to compose and direct music. Often he finds that genius, though admired, is not always rewarded. But he and his wife have a number of good friends, among them the composers Gluck and Haydn. He goes on to compose many great operas and symphonies. The dramatic stories behind the operas, related here, are especially interesting.
Illustrations show events in Mozart's life, scenes from his operas, some lines from his music, and musical instruments of his time.
This is a delightful introduction for children to one of the great composers of all time."
Hardcover book with dust jacket is in excellent condition - some wear to cover, but book is absolutely beautiful inside - like it's never been read!