- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (December 24, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060005777
- ISBN-13: 978-0060005771
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 538 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Paperback – December 24, 2001
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About the Author
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.
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The beginning chapter follows pretty much the beginning of The Sound of Music..... after that, it was a delightful and captivating story of making a new life in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. As a child of German immigrants, i do so remember the experiences of my parents and their friends and how they adapted and made a good life for themselves in a new world with a new language and new ways.
In 1976 I had the opportunity to see the Trapp family property in Stowe, Vermont.
This book is worthwhile even if "old fashioned."
Captain von Trapp was a sweet, kind hearted man and father. Maria, on the other hand would have these volatile blow ups and then quickly get over it. From all the info I have been able to get, there was a lot of good that truly happened in that family. But Maria was domineering and driven. They created incredible music together and it seems they all loved doing that. They had their summer music camp for years......just amazing and wonderful.
In the movie, the climax is the escape from Austria. In the book, that is treated with a brief flashback - only enough to let us readers know that it did happen.
This book is really about the many 'miracles' in her life that witnessed to her that God is in charge and he blesses those who trust in him.
I was delighted to read it again.