Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story

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Pleasant Company, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 69 pages
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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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User Review  - brittgeorge - LibraryThing

Kirsten Learns a Lesson is one of the many American Girl Doll novels. It takes place in 1854 and addresses many issues, such as immigration, learning a new language and multicultural friendship. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - cltnae - LibraryThing

My thoughts: I really liked this story about Kristen and all the obstacles she over came. Even though she did not speak the Indian language she was still able to communicate with the Indian girl. They ... Read full review

Contents

A SECRET FRIEND
19
CHAPTER THREE
30
SINGING BIRD AND YELLOW HAIR
38
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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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