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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585365319
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585365319
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 11 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author, historian, and lecturer William Anderson did extensive research and interviews with the von Trapp family. His previous book with Sleeping Bear is M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet. William lives in Lapeer, Michigan.

Linda Graves is the illustrator of over 30 children’s books, published worldwide. She was born in Eureka, California, and graduated with a degree in illustration from San Jose State University. Linda is a member of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, and lives in the woods of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 20, 2010
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Through music, the family bonded strongly together. "V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet" tells the story of the von Trapp family through an alphabet book format. There story brought them to America from the invasion of Nazi Germany in the 1930s where they served as the inspiration for the famed sound of Music. "V is for von Trapp" is beautifully illustrated by Linda Graves, making for a delightful picturebook with a moving story and history.
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Very nicely done book. My daughter based a school project on it and made her own illustrated book based on 'My Favorite Things".
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By Amber L. Stilley on March 20, 2014
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Got this for my 4 nieces for Christmas after they watched "The Sound of Music" and loved it! Illustrations were BEAUTIFUL! The rhyming scheme and Alphabet focus was great for the younger girls, and the more detailed history on the side columns of the pages appealed more to the older girls. Was very pleased with this purchase. :)
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This book gives the full story of the Von Trapp Family singers. The simple verses are good for young children and older ones can learn from the historical notes on each page. The illustrations are charming.
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By PenguinMom on October 11, 2012
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I wanted a book to teach my young granddaughter about the story of the Trapp Family Singers--this book satisfied that need plus it has additional Trapp Family facts for the curious adults in the house. Beautiful illustrations.
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