Kirsten's Story Collection

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Pleasant Company Publications, Jul 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 364 pages
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Wherever Kirsten goes in her hometown of Ryd, Sweden, there is one word on everyone's lips: America. All around her, crops are failing and families are one bad harvest away from starving. When Kirsten's Uncle Olav writes from America to tell about the rich farmland there, the Larsons make the decision to join him in America. Kirsten braves terrible storms and deadly disease on her journey across the ocean. After six long weeks at sea, she finally hears the welcome cry, "Land ho!" On wobbly legs, Kirsten makes her way down the ship's gangplank. What will happen now? she wonders. Will I ever feel at home in this new land? Book jacket.

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Janet Shaw is a disabled cyclist who won four medals at the 2002 World Disabled Cycling Championship and competed in the Athens 2004 Paralympics.

Renee Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the illustrator of numerous titles in the Little House publishing program, as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein's My Favorite Things and E.T.A Hoffman's The Nutcracker, adapted by Janet Schulman. She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.

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