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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Paperback – 1 Jun 1990
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beautiful, simple words, the Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical The Sound of Music.
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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.
Some commentators have said the book is a bit too religious and they could do without all that. If someone's faith is the basis for all their life decisions then there faith is an integral part of
I enjoyed reading the life of an always positive and energetic person. She tells the reason why they left Austria and that the journey on the ship was 6 weeks to the States but
leaves out all the details of how they left Europe which is disappointing. No singing while climbing over any mountains!
There's little mention of her husband. It seems he was a very reserved person and didn't get on stage to sing with his family but was either in the audience or at home.
I mostly liked her always positive attitude. She didn't seem daunted by many things and it's this that brought them finally to the position of owning a farm while becoming respected in the classical and traditional music world.
This book is probably too nice for modern tastes. And it's necessarily one sided. We don't hear the thoughts or opinions of her husband and children though Maria tells there was always prayers and family gathering before all major decisions. This book was published in 1949. A time when the world was different in many ways. I like that simplicity. Where they heroic? If so Maria played that down. She herself would have said there lives where more because of prayers answered and hard work. We could say about most lives. But most didn't have a film made about them.
Would recommend to anyone to likes 'The Sound of Music'.
It's a truly human and very readable book.
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