Kirsten Learns a Lesson

Paperback | August 1, 1986

byJanet Shaw, Janet B. ShawEditorJeanne Thieme

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Kirsten starts school in America, but she doesn't speak English very well. Miss Winston, her new teacher, is strict and not very understanding. Things get worse when Miss Winston comes to live with the Larson family. Kirsten's only escape is playing with her secret friend, Singing Bird. When Singing Bird suggests running away forever, Kirsten must decide where she belongs. Kirsten does learn some important lessons in school, but she learns something even more important about herself

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Growing up in Sweden, Kirsten Larson loved school. But in her new school along the American frontier she is having a difficult time fitting in. Her only friend is a Sioux Indian and they must keep their friendship a secret. In Kirsten Learns a Lesson, our heroine discovers that the struggle to make friends can be very rewarding.

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Kirsten starts school in America, but she doesn't speak English very well. Miss Winston, her new teacher, is strict and not very understanding. Things get worse when Miss Winston comes to live with the Larson family. Kirsten's only escape is playing with her secret friend, Singing Bird. When Singing Bird suggests running away forever, ...

Janet Shaw is the author of the Kaya and Kirsten books in The American Girls Collection. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:69 pages, 8.5 × 6.14 × 0.24 inPublished:August 1, 1986Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0937295108

ISBN - 13:9780937295106

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Growing up in Sweden, Kirsten Larson loved school. But in her new school along the American frontier she is having a difficult time fitting in. Her only friend is a Sioux Indian and they must keep their friendship a secret. In Kirsten Learns a Lesson, our heroine discovers that the struggle to make friends can be very rewarding.