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Story of the Trapp Family Singers
     

Story of the Trapp Family Singers

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by Maria A. Trapp
 

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In her own, beautiful, simple words, the Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical The Sound Of Music.

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In her own, beautiful, simple words, the Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical The Sound Of Music.

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ISBN-13:
9780397000180
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1949
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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Story of the Trapp Family Singers 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the description of the e-book it says that it now contains pictures from the book. Where are they?! I'm enjoying the very interesting story, but would love to be able to see what was promised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very discriptive and good details. My favorite book in the world! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maria von Trapp grasped me on the first word and still didn't let go after the last. Her family's story still stays with me even today, weeks after I have read the ever so popular story. Anyone and everyone should read this story. I laughed at the story of Uncle Peter's addiction to handbooks and cried at the news that they had to leave their home in Austria. I have always loved the movie 'The Sound of Music' but never knew how different the story was. I will never look at the movie the same.
melisndav More than 1 year ago
I'm typically not a historical bibliography reader but someone on my bus ride recommended this to me. And to my surprise, I really enjoyed seeing the "REAL" Sound of Music and how the Trapp Family Singers just came to be. If you like the Sound of Music, read this book to find out what happened to the Trapp Singers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like many, I became aware of the story of the Trapp family from the movie The Sound of Music. In this book we learn the whole story. It is well written and hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And to think, it was written before I was born. It's timeless! It will be with me for many years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable, delightful, fast read. Although the Sound of Music movie is quite different, this true back-story is a great read for any Sound of Music fan. A great lesson in having faith and following your heart, not your ego.
MsRiko More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of "The Sound Of Music" movie, so I was drawn to buy this book. I found it very interesting to meet the true people behind the movie. Excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read, that gives the real life story of a family we think we know via The Sound of Music. There was very little about the family's escape from Austria and the book focused on rebuilding their lives in the United States. Maria was an extremely religious woman and her writing reflects this with many bible quotes and relating important events in their lives to proximity of relgious days or holy days of obligation. This component of the book gets long and interupts the storytelling frequently. I recommend this book to fans of the Sound of Music who are curious about what happened next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully warm story of a family faced with a choice of maintaining their material wellbeing, or their spiritual and moral wellbeing. They chose the latter and thus set out as refugees in a Europe being torn apart by war, and ending up in an America crawling out of the Depression. I chose this book to read because of the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music," but became absorbed with the real life matriarch Maria Augusta Trapp. She told her family's story in the most human terms, and in the process I grew to understand and appreciate the depth and strength of her character and unwillingness to sacrifice her principles for gain. Her conviction to faith, and that of her husband Georg, deeply moved and inspired.me, so much so I am now reading "Yesterday, Today, and Forever," also written by Maria Augusta Trapp. SAMHEN95
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I'm still trying to figure out how it took me so long to find this book. While not overly religious this book keeps faith in the corner of your eye and is a good pick me up if you're feeling a bit lost in this crazy world.
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Excellent. A good read!
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sunsetrider More than 1 year ago
This book written in 1949 is a great period piece and I highly recommend it tianyone interested in pre-WWII Austria and the trials and tribulations of industrious refugees and a budding singing troupe, interspersed with a true developing love story between an aristocratic family and lower class young woman who wants to become a nun. Whew, wasn't that a badly written run-on sentence. Any who, there is a lot of reference to God from a Catholic perspective in the book, so if you don't think you can handle that much personal faith then this isn't for you. This book was the foundation for the musical "Sound of Music"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of the von Trapps is even better than the sound of music
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Ya here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey #11 my family is strict and mean and pick on my look 24/7 #12 moms in jail and #13 i did this to save my fily from the humiliation i am sooo this is our finale goodbye thanks for reading see ha on the other side bye