Watch the hills literally come alive
in this magnificent pop-up adventure drawn from
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic, The Sound of Music.
With paper engineering as unforgettable as each
timeless melody, The Sound of Music transports readers
to the lush green hills of the Von Trapps’ Austria in this
heartwarming tale of familial love and growth. This
book, which is based on the beloved musical, includes
recognizable songs, such as “My Favorite Things” and
“Edelweiss.” This visually stunning work is sure to
become a favorite in your family’s library.
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Bert Fink is a Senior Vice President a The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization in New York City. He adapted the story of The Sound of Music from the Broadway musical by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse. For the past decade Fink has worked closely with the city and state governments of Salzburg, Austria, to nurture that region's historical connections to the true story of behind The Sound of Music. In 2005 Fink received the State of Salzburg's Gold Medal of Distinction for his contributions to the documentary features on the 40th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Sound of Music. A frequest lecturer on the American musical, Fink is currently an adjunct faculty professor at New York University.
Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including By the Dawn’s Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner by Steven Kroll, which was named an ABA Kids’ Pick of the Lists and a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood; and Sailor Boy Jig by Margaret Wise Brown. He has also authored several picture books, including With a Little Help from Daddy and A Special Day for Mommy. Dan lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this book for an adult friend of mine. One of her favorite movies is the Sound of Music. The book was extremely detailed in the pop ups. Not sure I would buy this for a child, if I did they would not get to hold until they were older. Every page had multiple pop-ups. It was beautiful. I definitely recommend if you love the Sound of Music and if you love pop up books. It even had the lyrics to some of the songs included. The only thing that could have made it better is if it it would actually play the songs from the movie as you were reading it.
My 7-year-old granddaughter was entranced with this beautiful book. Not only are there the main pop-up pages, but there are smaller pop-up pages within those pages that serve to advance the story. The lyrics of the songs from the movie are included with each major scene. This book is not only a keepsake, but an heirloom as well.