Sunday, January 2, 2011

V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet

Learn about the family who inspired The Sound of Music in this alphabetic informational sharing!

Anderson, William.
V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet.
September 2010.
Sleeping Bear Press.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

From A is for Austria (Salzburg, Austria was the home the von Trapp family to Z is for Zell-am-See (Maria's birthplace), readers will learn virtually everything there is to know about the von Trapp family and their role as the inspiration behind The Sound of Music. There is a great wealth of information to be learned. I think in order for readers to truly appreciate the information provided in this wonderful alphabetic adventure, they will need to be somewhat familiar with The Sound of Music and the von Trapp family prior to reading, otherwise, they will likely appear lost in the text - I saw The Sound of Music as a high school musical last spring and because of that, I truly appreciated and gained from reading this book - it really is a wonderful show!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Watch The Sound of Music as a family... you can do this prior to reading the story or use the story as an introduction before watching the DVD!

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