Laurie Detweiler, one of Veritas's founders, still recalls receiving a few of these books on the great composers from her grandparents one Christmas. They enchanted her, and when she saw these gems were back in print, she wanted to share them with your family. Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff invites readers into the fruitful life of the famous composer whose untimely hand injury opened the door to an amazing composition career. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations help tell the story of how, from the time Robert Schumann was a little boy playing with his beloved cat, Ziff, in his Saxony village, until he became the renowned composer who was a friend to Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Liszt, his work and family life moved toward the rewards of renown and joy.
The Opal Wheeler Series, written more than 50 years ago, is among the first biographies of great composers penned for children. The series pulls back the curtain to reveal the lives and times behind these great classical composers, exploring the people, places, and events that influenced the masters and the beautiful music they created.