V Is for Von Trapp
A Musical Family AlphabetBook - 2010
From "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" to "Doe, a deer, a female deer," many people have grownup humming the tunes or singing the lyrics to the songs from the beloved movie The Sound of Music. But what is the real story behind the brave von Trapp family?V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet gives a behind-the-headlines look at this real-life singing family made famous in the classic movie. Starting with their idyllic early life in Austria where their love of music andperforming began, author William Anderson takes readers along on the family's courageous mountaintop escape from Nazi authorities to their new life in America and the famous von Trapp family lodge in the Vermont hills.Meet determined Maria, the dashing Captain, and their talented children; the famous von Trapps whose life storycaptivated thousands and continues to inspire with its legacy of hope and achievement.Author, historian, and lecturer William Anderson did extensive research and interviews with the von Trapp family. His previous book with Sleeping Bear is M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet. William lives in Lapeer, Michigan.Linda Graves is the illustrator of over 30 children's books, publishedworldwide. She was born in Eureka, California, and graduated with adegree in illustration from San Jose State University. Linda is a memberof the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, and lives in the woods of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Sleeping Bear Press, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.