Kirsten's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection Series: Kirsten #3)

Kirsten's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection Series: Kirsten #3)

by Janet Beeler Shaw

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Kirsten and her family will be celebrating their first Christmas in America. Kirsten wants to keep some of their old Swedish traditions alive in the new country, so she secretly plans a Saint Lucia celebration. But everything depends on a trip to town with Papa, and he's too busy to leave the farm. At last they go-and get caught in a terrible blizzard. It's up to Kirsten to keep herself and Papa safe through the night. When she finally gets home, the candles in the little cabin glow with a special holiday warmth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609582777
Publication date: 12/05/2012
Series: American Girl Collection Series: Kirsten , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 702,545
File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Kirsten's Family and Friends
Chapter 1Pestering1
Chapter 2A Crown for a Queen11
Chapter 3To Town at Last22
Chapter 4Braving the Blizzard31
Chapter 5Silent Night, Lucia Light46
Looking Back57

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Kirsten's Surprise: A Christmas Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good so far.Read it!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kirsten misses a lot of things from Sweden- especially as the holidays approach. She knows that she will be able to recapture a little bit of the country she misses through getting back her trunks, but Papa can not get the trunks until late in the season. They go to town to get them, but a blizzard springs up on the way back- Kirsten tells Papa about a cave they can hide in that saves their lives, and they arrive back home just in time to celebrate Saint Lucia Day.
summerdinah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kirsten¿s Surprise is one of the most adventurous sequels in this series. The author has done her research on the time period, location, and culture. She includes research pieces in the back of this book for the reader to better understand the culture of the time period and the immigrants from Sweden. One of the reasons that I like the American Girl books is because they offer different perspectives from different culture with an easy to read format.The plot in this story is centered on preparations for Christmas and the Swedish holiday called St. Lucia. Unfortunately, many of the families are experiencing hardship and the all family members are looking for ways to make Christmas/St. Lucia special. As Kirsten and the children of the town gather thoughts and ideas on how they can make the celebration of St. Lucia a special day! It is shared that the children who lived in Sweden had experienced the St. Lucia holiday because in America, families celebrated Christmas. Unexpectedly, Kirsten¿s father sets out for town the day before Christmas to get boxes of their things that had been left when they had arrived in America. Kirsten pleads with her father to go and he agrees. During their trip (they travel by horse drawn carriage), theyRun into a snow storm on their journey home. Kirsten must find the physical and spiritual strength within herself to lead the way home.The only thing that I do not like about the Kirsten book(and American Girl books)Is there is not a lot of ¿voice¿ to the books. Then again, I think that these books Are meant for ¿right after chapter book readers¿.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book.
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What happens in the story
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