New York: Viking, April 1953, 1st, sd "first published"; tan boards with red mouse in tails, dark blue endpapers with all over drawing of the audience, oblong 10x8.2; 63 pp. Picture Book hardback.
Maestro Petrini and Madame Petrini with their three children Doe, Ray, and Mee lived in the Metropolitan opera house. The Maestro had an important job as the page turner for the Prompter, until one day, at the Children's performance of The Magic Flute, came a moment of glory onstage.
CONDITION: Good in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, tight, straight, clean, but unfortunately there is bleaching to both boards in a strip about 2" wide up the spine and across the top on the top board, less on the bottom board (thus grade and price), no warping, no mold, and, oddly, no damage to the jacket or to the spine, in nice bright jacket with rubbed creases and two 3/4" wrinkled tears and crease on bottom back, half inch chip on front flap fold, light wear to spine and top corner; unclipped 2.50. Item #20117