The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp


Unless you lived under a rock, you have probably hear of “The Sound of Music.” This book chronicles how the family came to be and what it was like for them after fleeing Austria.


I’ll be quite honest; I did not finish this book. I got half-way before becoming tired of it. My main reason for picking this book up was to compare it to the musical. For instance, Captain Von Trapp did use a whistle to summon the children, but there was only one tune and it was used to call them in from outside since the property was extensive. They did not flee to Switzerland, but to Italy before taking a train to England, and then a boat to America. Like I said before, I didn’t finish the book because I lost interest. Too much repetitive moving about.

© Cori Endicott May 2012