Discover Kirsten’s Stories

  • Meet Kirsten
  • Kirsten Learns a Lesson
  • Kirsten's Surprise
  • Happy Birthday, Kirsten!
  • Kirsten Saves the Day
  • Changes for Kirsten
  • The Runaway Friend: A Kirsten Mystery
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Meet Kirsten

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.

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