Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Agathe and Martina Trapp. Good in Fair jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. 309pp. Mildly ex-library, with no exterior library markings. Binding ever so slightly cocked. Just light wear to cloth. A touch of soiling to edges of pages and some mild residue to endpapers from when a protective plastic cover had been in place. Text clean and binding sound. A number of short tears and small chips to dust-jacket that admits to some general light wear and soiling. Overall, a good, clean, sound, user friendly copy, and still fairly attractive at that.
Fair. 1966. HEAVY COVER WEAR. CRACKED HINGE. STAINS. An acceptable ex-library hardcover with typical library stamps and markings. Pages have a few small tears, smudges, stains, and marks. Heavy cover wear with cardboard showing on edges, corners, and spine ends. Mylar covered dust jacket. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.
Acceptable. 1949 Hardcover [1st ed. ] illus. 309 p. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
I first read this book as a senior in high school and enjoyed it so much. I found it inspiring and so real that when the film, The Sound of Music, came out, I was delighted to see a whole new generation discovering this wonderful family for themselves. The book holds out to all the beautiful ideals of family life, love, loyalty. This past Christmas I gave it as a little 'extra gift,' to a favorite relative, as his all-time favorite film is The Sound of Music.
Apr 25, 2007
The ultimate behind-the-scenes account
This is by far the most interesting account of the Trapp Family and the story behind The Sound of Music I have ever read. The text takes the reader through Baroness Maria's whole life, not just the romance with the Captain and escape from the Nazis. This account has plenty of humor, and is full of those juicy details we all want to know about. She discusses the emotions during times of indecision, trial, and joy. This is a great book for those who are tired of wicked stepmother stories. The author goes into great detail about her religious beliefs. Modern readers have a lot to learn from the thriftiness and work ethic of this intrepid family. My favorite bits were the amazing views of ordinary America through the eyes of an immigrant. The Maria in real life is every bit as spunky as the fictional one. This book is well worth the price of admission.
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