The illustrations in the book are by Rolf Rettich, who has illustrated several children's books in Germany. I wanted to share some selected illustrations from the book that I have scanned, which I think have a lovely older charm to them.
The front and back of the book
A young Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa grieving her father
Maria Theresa and some of her children. Inspired by this portrait.
Maria Theresa in mourning for her husband