Sunday, February 13, 2011

V is for von Trapp

V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet. William Anderson. Illustrated by Linda Dockey Graves.

2010 marks the 45th anniversary of the Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, which was based on the life of the von Trapp Family Singers. Coinciding with the release of a digitally restored, Blu-Ray limited edition collector’s set of The Sound of Music, William Anderson wrote this book based on interviews with Maria von Trapp shortly before her death in 1987, and with the seven remaining von Trapp children. He also wrote an adult title, The World of the Trapp Family for which he had access to a variety of von Trapp family records and memorabilia. Anderson, known primarily for his work on Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a fine author, historian, and lecturer--Wilma Snyder.

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