Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family


Author: Maria Augusta von Trapp

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 162282668X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5418

In this joyful and charming book, Maria von Trapp (from The Sound of Music) unveils for you the year-round Christian traditions she loved – traditions that created for her large family a warm and inviting Catholic home and will do the same for yours. Here are the songs they sang for feasts and holidays, as well as Maria’s personal recipes for traditional holiday foods. Here are stories and games to delight your children, and countless other ways to turn events such as anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, birthdays, wedding receptions, and even funerals into feasts celebrated in the Lord. Most people only know the young Maria from The Sound of Music; few realize that in subsequent years, as a pious wife and a seasoned Catholic mother, Maria gave herself unreservedly to keeping her family Catholic by observing in her home the many feasts of the Church’s liturgical year, with poems and prayers, food and fun, and so much more! With the help of Maria von Trapp, you, too, can provide Christian structure and vibrancy to your home. Soon your home will be a warm and loving place, an earthly reflection of our eternal home.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works. Ed. Frances Carol Locher


Author: Frances Carol Locher,Ann Evory

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810300460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 3846

Contains alphabetically arranged profiles of contemporary authors in a range of media, including books, magazines, newspapers, television, radio, and film, each with personal data, addresses, career history, and a list of writings, and in some cases, a list of works in progress, sidelights, and avocational interests.

Ports of call

Central European and North American culture/s in motion


Author: Susan Ingram,Markus Reisenleitner,Cornelia Szabó-Knotik

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: History

Page: 283

View: 8339

This volume collects papers put together by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, which explore how the two imaginary geo-cultural spaces « Central Europe and « (North) America have mutually attributed meanings to each other over the past two centuries, how traveling images of an « othered cultural space - inserted into specific regional, national and social contexts and appropriated for negotiations of cultural identity and belonging as well as exclusion and colonization - have laid the basis for a cultural essentialism which thinks culture through space and negotiates cultural status through de-historicized notions of place and territory. It particularly focuses on processes of motion and travel which helped to create these images and discusses in individual case studies a wide variety of cultural phenomena - ranging from music to film, from tourism to world fairs - while sharing the common concern to explore how motion through space - whether physical or imaginary - helped shape, crystallize and negotiate images of the cultural other in contact or transit zones where people, images and cultures meet in asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination, and where tourists, exiles, travelers, displaced commodities and foreign cultural practices generate powerful, as well as potentially subversive, visions and imaginings. Thus this volume invites to find individual paths and ports in/between the subjects presented and in a way to contribute to, to follow up the web of exchange represented by its authors, themselves a (mostly) virtual community of researchers.

The Sound of Music Companion


Author: Laurence Maslon,Andrew Lloyd Webber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416549544

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 2399

Recounts the history of the Von Trapp family, traces the evolution of the popular musical from stage to screen, and describes the contributions of its composers, writers, and performers.

The Rough Guide to Rock


Author: Peter Buckley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531050

Category: Music

Page: 1225

View: 6748

Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

The Cafeteria Lady Eats Her Way Across America

And Lives to Tell About It!


Author: Martha Bolton

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830738151

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1065

Join Brio’s “Cafeteria Lady” as she goes on the road to find the best school cafeteria food in America. Her search took The Cafeteria Lady to many of our 50 states, small and large towns, junior highs, high schools, public and private colleges and home schools. Her criteria for visiting—a warm invitation (of which she received thousands), something interesting about the school cafeteria and food that is edible (unlike her own). This funny and fun book is packed with The Cafeteria Lady’s trip details, food reviews, spiritual insights and interesting tidbits about the states she visited. Ready? Strap on your seatbelt and let’s go.

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers


Author: Maria A. Trapp

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062091972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9564

With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold. Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America. Now with photographs from the original edition.

The Christmas Thief

A Novel


Author: Mary Higgins Clark,Carol Higgins Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743274202

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6699

Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale. Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. In Deck the Halls, they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago. An excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to discover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning. With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast. What Packy does not know is that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah's husband, Willy; Regan's fiancé, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam. On Monday morning when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing, Packy Noonan may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared. From two of America's beloved storytellers, The Christmas Thief is filled with suspense, comic characters, and holiday cheer, and is sure to delight its readers.