Kirsten's Surprise: A Christmas Story
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.Kirsten plans a St. Lucia celebration for her family to keep their old Swedish traditions alive, and secretly hopes for one special treasure.
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Anna and Lisbeth Anna cried Anna's Aunt Inger barn bells Berkhoff beside Papa Blackie's blanket braided cabin candles candlesticks cave celebrate Christmas Christmas bread Christmas carol Christmas in America climbed coffee pail cold crown doll dough eyes farm frontier hand harness heavy snows Here’s horse Jultomten Keep going Kirsten and Papa Kirsten asked Kirsten knew Kirsten leaned Kirsten saw Kirsten thought Kirsten took Kirsten's head Kirsten’s feet Lars Larson lead Blackie Lisbeth and Anna Little Sari looked Lucia buns Mama Mama's Mama’s Maryville Merry Christmas Miss Winston mittens night numbers painted trunk Papa asked Papa's Papa’s Peter pulled quilt real Sari red sash Saint Lucia's Day shawl Singing Bird sleigh rides smell smiled soup stayed surprise Sweden Swedish tradition there's things told tomorrow tray Uncle Olav Uncle Olav's house wagon walked warm white dress white nightdress wind wintergreen woodsmoke