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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Kindle Edition
|Length: 320 pages||Word Wise: Enabled|
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It is probably reasonable to assume that almost anyone showing an interest in this book does so because of a desire to learn of the background to `The Sound Of Music`. In many ways the musical is faithful to the book, at least in essence, though don't be surprised to learn that a great deal of invention was employed, especially with the children who bear little relation to their real life counterparts. The main complaint is in the film's depiction of Georg as cold and aloof, something the family has been at pains to contradict ever since!
Much like the musical, the book has a high `feel good' factor: it is infused with a rosy glow of goodness and warmth in which there is little room for negativity, and even less for any complaint or criticism, despite sudden reverses of fortune. Don`t expect any dirty linen to be aired here! Maria's easy-going prose style is wonderfully fluid and accomplished: it gladdens, it saddens, and sometimes it amuses, but always it enchants.Read more ›
The writing style is witty with several anecdotes that will leave you in stitches. This book is better than both movies that it inspired - 'The Von Trapp family and The Von trapp in America', the original German film and the universally acclaimed best musical 'The Sound of Music'. Maria Von Trapp was an exceptional and inspirational human being whose unwavering trust in the Almighty God, shone through like a beacon of hope for all around her. Recognising that our task as human beings dwelling far away from our origin is to find out the Will of God and to do it wholeheartedly; bound by their fervent trust in God, the Von Trapps led a life of implicit trust in the Almighty Father and his laws; Especially at the most trying times in their earthly experiences, irrespective of what difficulties they faced, even when they did not know where their next meal will come from, their childlike trust in the Will of God and their striving to do that know that Will and to do it wholeheartedly saw them through everything. I found the accounts of their lives, joyful, inspiring and exemplary. As the saying goes, 'The family that prays together stays together.' Their family had the best foundation, any wonder that they took the world by storm, inspiring so many with their music? I am so glad to have finally read this book and would recommend it in a heart beat as one of the best inspirational books of our time.
It's a truly human and very readable book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed, had read it years ago, great to find it again. The film was only the beginningPublished 5 months ago by Gillian Tucker
It was a very good read wasnt quite what i expected after watching the filmPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought for a present so I have not read it yet but it looks o kPublished 5 months ago by Mrs Margaret Wrightson
I really enjoyed this book especially after seeing the film Sound of Music so many times.Published 7 months ago by trendyoap
It starts out when Maria leaves the convent, which is a shame as I would've liked to have read about her early life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Inspired to buy it after seeing the ITV live version of Sound of Music. Sorry don't find it very well written.Published 7 months ago by Alice
Quality of paper in this book is appalling, very flimsy considering its cost. I would have valued it at £3Published 8 months ago by Mrs. Elliot Laing
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