From the back cover:
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived only a brief thirty five years, during which he knew both great joy and great grief - and composed wondrous music that was to enrich the lives of millions. He wrote his first minuet at the age of six. Later years were to bring a profusion of symphonies, chamber music, and operas. His story has become a legend. Mozart has often been presented as a simpleminded boy with a miraculous musical gift, but the truth is both more complicated and more exciting."
Published by Abrams (the Art book publisher) this 192 page book is beautifully illustrated in color and in black and white. It looks like a mini "coffee-table" book. Very informative and readable. Good for school assignments.