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Overview Maria Trapp recalls the events that brought her talented family from Austria to the hills of New England.
With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold.
Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America.
Now with photographs from the original edition.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060005777 ISBN13 9780060005771 UPC 099455013956
Availability 0 units.
More About Maria Augusta Trapp
Maria Augusta Kutschera was born on a train en route to Vienna just before midnight on January 26, 1905. Her mother died when she was only two years old and her father left her with an elderly cousin so that he could be free to travel. She experienced a lonely and very strict upbringing without any siblings or other children in the household. She was raised a socialist and an atheist and was actively cynical towards all religions. It was during a visit to a church to hear a Bach concert that her mind was changed when she heard the words of a well-known priest, Father Kronseder. Her meeting with him led to her entering a convent to become a nun. While she was devoted to the convent life, she was taken away from the outdoor activities she once thrived on. Her doctor, concerned that her health was failing, helped the nuns to decide to send Maria to the home of retied naval captain Georg Von Trapp, to be governess to his bedridden daughter. On November 26, 1927, Maria and Georg were married. The rest is history.
Maria Augusta Trapp was born in 1905 and died in 1987.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Story of the Trapp Family Singers?
Good read Jan 19, 2008
Bought it as a gift, wife said she found it interesting. Of course it had more meaning because we had been in Saltzburg.
Inspiration Throughout Oct 28, 2007
Maria comes alive as a very sincere godly woman. Devoted to her Lord, Family, Friends, and Country. To read this book was to understand a deep trust in your God, a faith beyond imagination. If you enjoyed the movie for the family values and inspiration you may have received, you will enjoy the book that inspired the movie. I will recommend this book to all of my Christian Mommy friends.
Story of the Trapp Family Singers May 8, 2007
Excellent writing--My mother has enjoying reading the book. I have enjoying reading it also.
Inspirational family Nov 6, 2006
You will enjoy this true story of the "Sound of Music" family. It is both historical and charming. The family's adventures and trials will keep you turning the pages.
wholesome and heartwarming Aug 18, 2006
I smile whenever I see this book on my shelf...
Picture a large, creative, talented family seated around a fireplace in the evenings--playing with dolls or whittling--while the mother reads aloud. Later, they sing together...imagine that...a family singing together for fun!
German occupied Austria in 1938...I can only envision what it would have been like. Its intriguing to see it through Maria's eyes. One of my favorite quotes in this book is: "you can't say no three times to Hitler." My second favorite quote is: "The Americans never seemed to ask, "Who are you?" but "How good are you? Let's see."
I've read this book several times, and I always enjoy it!