|Plot Summary of The Story of the Trapp Family Singers|
|"The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Maria Augusta Trapp
Doubleday, 1957, 312 pp.
This book was originally published in 1949 and is the first of many books written by Maria von Trapp. Both the Broadway musical "The Sound of Music" and the movie by the same name were based upon this book.
The book is easy to read and describes the family's experiences in pre-war Austria which was depicted in "The Sound of Music". But, whereas "The Sound of Music" ends with the family hiking over the mountain to freedom, this book continues the story to tell what happened after they left Austria. How they supported themselves by giving concerts in Europe and their efforts to get to the U.S. just as war was starting in Europe thereby ending their concert tours there. Their struggles to survive and launch their singing career in the U.S. is also covered.
The tone of the book is very optimistic reflecting the family's faith in God and in each other as they seek to survive in a world in chaos."
Chuck Nugent, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Story of the Trapp Family Singers|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- Eastern European
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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