Meet Kirsten, an American Girl, 1854

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Pleasant Company Publications, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 61 pages
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Kirsten Larson is a pioneer girl of strength and spirit growing up on the Minnesota prairie in 1854. Kirsten's stories begin with her long, dangerous voyage with her family from Sweden to America. At first, Kirsten finds it difficult to get used to this strange new country. But as she makes friends and discovers what her new land has to offer, she learns the true meaning of home -- and that love is the same in any language.After a long, dangerous journey from Sweden, Kirsten and her family arrive at a tiny farm on the Minnesota frontier.

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Summary: This is about a girl named Kristen who is from Sweden and knows nothing about the American culture. On her way to America she almost loses or best friend when actually one of her friends ends ... Read full review

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Summary of book: Meet Kirsten: An American Girl by Janet Beeler Shaw is based on a young emigrant from Sweden in 1854. Kirsten knows nothing about America and its culture. She loses her best friend ... Read full review


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Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their children, Maggie and Maxfield.

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