Stated First Edition. Mary Greenwalt illustrations. Story of a young boy growing up with the gift of music. Along the way he plays his music with a minstrel band and at an African American church. Very Good plus with front cover badly bumped at top that shows signs of wear and cracking to same area at top edge in Very Good plus price clipped dustjacket with "First Edition" statement found on inside front flap, shallow chipping to spine ends, mild fading and wear to spine, and general age toning to white areas. A very scarce title.