Meet Kirsten (American Girl Collection Series: Kirsten #1)

Meet Kirsten (American Girl Collection Series: Kirsten #1)

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by Janet Beeler Shaw
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609582753
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
12/05/2012
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Kirsten , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
369,910
File size:
20 MB
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Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet Kirsten: An American Girl 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They put alot of details in the story. I think hundreds of people would love this book. I would recomend this book to people with a good heart and sence of humor and I would recomend it to anyone who likes eximents or adventures. thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sad, but it's a good story. It has beautiful illustrations and it's very educational about pioneers coming to America. Must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first american girl book i had ever read & it still is 1 of my fav! ~giggles~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great book from the American Girl series of stories, characters, and books. The only caution I would give to parents, hate to be a spoiler so don't read if you don't want a bit of a plot spoiler but, there is a character who dies. I wasn't prepared for this myself but it provided a good opportunity to speak with my 6 year old daughter about life and death. I really didn't expect it myself and thought I would let other parents know to be prepared and consider that as a possibility.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I am reviewing is Meet Kirsten by Janet Show. I think this book deserves five stars because it tells about her family, friends, and other people. This book is about a girl named Kirsten that is nine years old and going to America on a boat. A problem in the story is that she is on a boat and a storm is coming. I think this book is great and exciting. I¿d recommend this book and other books like Meet Samantha, and Happy Birthday Samantha. If you want to find out what happens read the book and find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is reallybp good book but at the same time it is really sad you should really read it!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Meet Kirsten! It was VERY SAD, but I love it! YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best of the best .Kersten
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so sad. Marta (Kirstens best friend) dies and Kirsten forgets about her in the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand ,post this on three diffrent books,and look under your pillow:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.It made me cry in the middle of this book.Read this book to find out.One of the best books I have ever read.READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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kk11 More than 1 year ago
Very accurate to the period, fantastic art and illustrations. Educational of histry of living in the days past and present. We just loved getting to know Kirsten, We are very SAD that is not available, when we ordered her. My little girl was and still is very disappointed and sad. We have 11 darling american girls dolls, sadly Kirsten is not one of our American Girl family!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Meet Kirsten, a book in the American Girl Series, was a sad but exciting book. This book was very interesting because it was full of happy adventures. Kirsten got lost, found out that she and her friend were on the same train, and met her cousins at a farm. I think anybody would like to find out the ending of this book. This book will appeal to anybody who is struggling with moving and trying to make some new friends. Look for this book at a nearby library or bookstore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the kirsten searies was so good i enjoyed all 6 of them and recommend them for any age old and young you really get a feel what it was like to grow up back then. the book made me want to learn how to hand sew a quilt like kirsten and her friends
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed sitting down reading all of the serires. This one is sadder than all of the books because some one very dear to Kirsten died. She had to face lots of challenges because she diddn't know english, and she missed Sweden. Plus apart from being a good book, you learn alot, expeshilly from the back. You may not even relize how much you know about immagrents!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was 9, I loved reading American Girl books. Kirsten was one of my favorites (all the girls seemed to be my favorite.) This story tells about a nine year old swedish girl named Kirsten. She lived with her mom,dad, and little sister and brother. She had to learn english and that wasn't easy for her. But you'll have to read it to find out what happens!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also think they can actually teach you something about what life was like when these amerincan girls lived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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