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Kirsten's Surprise (American Girl (Quality)) Paperback – March 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 670L (What's this?)
  • Series: American Girl (Quality)
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl; First Edition edition (March 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0937295191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0937295199
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
My daughters and I love the American Girl series of books, so perhaps we're biased, but Kirsten's Surprise is one of our favorites. Despite the hardships of her new life in Minnesota, Kirsten is still a child, longing for her beloved doll, which is in storage in town, and the St. Lucia gown that will make Christmas seem like Christmas. The ensuing trek to get the trunk and return home through a blizzard is exciting, and a wonderful glimpse of the life of pioneers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Can you imagine moving from Sweden all the way to America? In this book, Kirsten's Surprise, Kirsten, Mama, Papa, Lars and Peter do! But on the trip to get their trunks from Sweden that they left in the general store, a storm hits! Guess what happens next?
Kirsten's Surprise is one of the thrill-seeking books in her series. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes books that have bravery, courage and excitement all wrapped into one book
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By Scott Whiteley on February 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is 1of the best Kirsten books I've read. People just have to read this if they like American Girl
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By amelia on November 24, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book! I am ten and my great great grandmother Hilma came to America when she was thirteen from Sweden and I love historic Sweden!
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This is another in the American Girls Short Stories series about Kirsten Larson, a nine-year-old girl from Sweden, whose family has moved to frontier Minnesota of 1854. With Christmas approaching, Kirsten is excited about introducing her cousins to the Saint Lucia celebration. She has a dress that is just right for it in the family's trunk that is in storage. The day before Saint Lucia Day, Kirsten's father decides to go get the trunks, and Kirsten is just dying to go with him. However, as the Minnesota skies open and a winter storm descends, she finds that her help is more needed then she could have imagined.

Once again, I must commend the author and illustrator on a job well done! This book is wonderful, with the added bonus of a chapter on Christmas on the frontier in 1854. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.

[For those parents interested in reading historical fiction about Swedish immigrants, please consider reading The Emigrants series by Vilhelm Moberg.]
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By Heidi Mc on January 19, 2013
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This American Girl Doll was one of my daughters first. However, she had only recently started resding the books. Discovered this one and had to get i t for her. Found an excellent used copy and it arrived as promised. She loved it!
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my granddaughters love American Girl and the books are delightful! The snowy days in Connecticut have given them the time to catch up on their reading!
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