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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Beeler Shaw Narrator: Rachel Botchan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The American Girls® Series Release Date: September 1986 ISBN: 9781461804208
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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.

This collection includes: Meet Kirsten, Kirsten Learns a Lesson, Kirsten’s Surprise, Happy Birthday, Kirsten!, Kirsten Saves the Day, and Changes for Kirsten.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilymenz | 8/10/2011

    " The "American Girl Dolls" came out during my girlhood. My sister and I both had the Kirsten doll, and I don't think she would have meant as much to either of us without the stories. We loved that doll because we knew her through her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 7/14/2011

    " Very good bookS. I have the Kirsten doll! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 3/8/2011

    " It had more ups than downs, but got dull half way through "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Highjump | 12/29/2010

    " Her books were so sad. Friends die, friends move, nearly die in blizzard, birthday overshadowed by baby, almost eaten by bears, house burns down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 11/12/2010

    " An immigrant girl who traveled across the sea from Sweden to America and settled in the midwest as a pioneer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larchip | 5/19/2010

    " These series was not my favorite one. I feel there would be a few clarifications I would want to make with my daughter about what is right and wrong. Do you take someones stuff even if they are dead and have no family? I don't know maybe in 1854 you do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glorious.Clio | 12/27/2009

    " I think I liked Kirsten so much because she lived in Minnesota. Just like me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/24/2009

    " My favorite American Girl by a long shot; her sweet, shy temperament has always clicked with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortini | 1/15/2008

    " kirsten was my favorite american girl hehe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maren | 6/28/2007

    " She was really nice and she had two brothers, four sisters and one cousin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 6/10/2007

    " Read all 6 books in 2 weeks.

    I would recommend to children 3-4th grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jessica | 5/15/2007

    " not my favorite american girl as i recall...maybe kirsten was the last set i read as i was growing out of it because i can't think of anything specific i disliked about her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 5/10/2007

    " Sorry, Emily: I was never the biggest Kirsten fan. However, I think this has more to do with the fact that I though Laura Ingalls Wilder was a sap, and they had that whole prairie thing in common. I liked the older sister, and was for some reason super excited that her name was Lisbeth. "

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About the Author

Janet Beeler Shaw is the author of the Kaya and Kirsten books in the American Girls Collection. She has published two books of poetry‚ a collection of short fiction‚ and an adult novel‚ Taking Leave. Her short stories have also been published in magazines‚ including the Atlantic MonthlyRedbook‚ and McCall’s. She lives in Asheville‚ North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Rachel Botchan holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Pearl Theater Company in New York. She and her husband live in New York City.