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If you’ve ever seen The Sound of Music, the word ‘Austria’ might conjure up images of lederhosen, goats, and apple strudel, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Climb the Austrian Alps with FACES and learn why this beautiful country is the crossroads of Europe. Where else can you find castles, birthplaces of famous composers, and spooky chambers filled with painted skulls? Once you’ve worked up an appetite touring Vienna and shredding the ski slopes, read about mouthwatering local treats and even make your own Austrian pasta! Don’t forget to show off your best Austrian-style art in our new contest. Readers can put on a short play based on a folktale and learn a few words of German in wunderbar articles including:
Austria: Crossroads of Europe by Christine Graf
The Sound of Austria’s Music by Marcia Amidon Lusted
Sacred Bones by Christine Graf
A Tour of Vienna by Marcia Amidon Lusted
Guten Appetit! by Jennifer Buchet
Driving in the Clouds: The Grossglockner Road
In the Land of Skiers by Marcia Amidon Lusted
Let’s Speak German! By Cynthia Hodgdon
Schnitzle, Schnotzle, and Schnootzle: A Christmas Eve Tale retold by Pat Betteley
Regular features include: High 5, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Where in the World?, A Closer Look, Face Facts, Art Connection, Editor’s Pick, Say What?, One Last Face, Contest, Fallen Quote, and a crossword puzzle.
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