Meet Kirsten

Paperback | August 1, 1986

byJanet ShawEditorJeanne ThiemeIllustratorRenee Graef

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Kirsten Larson and her family arrive in America in 1854, after a long sea voyage. Everything looks so different from the life Kirsten knew back in Sweden - the ways people talk and dress seem strange! Getting lost in a big city and parting with her best friend only add to Kirsten?s worry. Will she ever feel at home here? It is only when the Larsons arrive at a tiny farm on the edge of the frontier that Kirsten believes Papa?s promise - America will be a land filled with opportunity for them all.

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Kirsten, a pioneer girl of strength and spirit who settles on the frontier. Their friends and families, their struggles and successes, their sad times and celebrations, their secrets and adventures.

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Kirsten Larson and her family arrive in America in 1854, after a long sea voyage. Everything looks so different from the life Kirsten knew back in Sweden - the ways people talk and dress seem strange! Getting lost in a big city and parting with her best friend only add to Kirsten?s worry. Will she ever feel at home here? It is only whe...

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:61 pages, 8.46 × 6.14 × 0.24 inPublished:August 1, 1986Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0937295019

ISBN - 13:9780937295014

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Kirsten, a pioneer girl of strength and spirit who settles on the frontier. Their friends and families, their struggles and successes, their sad times and celebrations, their secrets and adventures.