Changes for Kirsten: A Winter Story

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Doc Changes for Kirsten A Winter Story Whew Kirsten really messed up this time I m a little bothered by how all this was resolved and am still not entirely sure that was the right way to handle thi

Doc Changes for Kirsten: A Winter Story Whew, Kirsten really messed up this time. I'm a little bothered by how all this was resolved and am still not entirely sure that was the right way to handle things. What's with the whole "finders keepers" attitude?Not the best effort on the part of the author. Again, I find myself thinking that this was something that should have been a much much longer book (and maybe it could have held some consequences for some really BAD decisions made here....) and a different ending not all neat and tidy at the end?I loved the house at the end, but getting there was really...convenient at the very least. I hate to say this, but it's a story I'm really NOT happy to share with my daughters. And that's a real shame, it was a good series (for the most part) up until now.. Changes for Kirsten: A Winter Story is a Book A tough Minnesota winter brings many changes to Kirsten s frontier life, including the new responsibility of helping her brother Lars set his traps and a move into a new house for her family.. Janet Beeler Shaw Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Changes for Kirsten: A Winter Story book, this is one of the most wanted Janet Beeler Shaw author readers around the world. . Popular Ebook Changes for Kirsten: A Winter Story This review is from the perspective of a mother - what happened to an excellent series? And what is with the American Girls making bone-headed decisions, putting people in danger, and then having everything work out happy-hunky-dory in a super-speedy wrap up all loose ends ending?I tolerated Kirsten putting herself and Peter in danger (twice!) because of her fervent wish to get honey for her family, and she didn't consult any adults, which led to her bad judgement.But to believe that Kirsten, who has been largely responsible and carries a heavy burden within her pioneer family, openly flouts Mama's directive about the raccoon and destroys her home and belongings in the process, but is level-headed enough to rescue the family trunk? And then the happily-ever-after with the furs, is ridiculous. It would have been more likely that the Larsons would have been joining the wagon train to Oregon.This book required too much suspension of disbelief, and and ruined what was a realistic look at the trials and travails of pioneer life.

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    Janet Beeler Shaw Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Changes for Kirsten: A Winter Story book, this is one of the most wanted Janet Beeler Shaw author readers around the world.

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  • This review is from the perspective of a mother what happened to an excellent series And what is with the American Girls making bone headed decisions, putting people in danger, and then having everything work out happy hunky dory in a super speedy wrap up all loose ends ending I tolerated Kirsten putting herself and Peter in danger twice because of her fervent wish to get honey for her family, and she didn t consult any adults, which led to her bad judgement.But to believe that Kirsten, who has [...]


  • I don t remember what I thought of this one as a kid but now I liked it a lot and I liked seeing Kirsten s family come full circle and finally work up to having the things they dreamed of having I hope Kirsten mysteries and other future Kirsten books take place in their life in the new house so I can see what happens there


  • Whew, Kirsten really messed up this time I m a little bothered by how all this was resolved and am still not entirely sure that was the right way to handle things What s with the whole finders keepers attitude Not the best effort on the part of the author Again, I find myself thinking that this was something that should have been a much much longer book and maybe it could have held some consequences for some really BAD decisions made here and a different ending not all neat and tidy at the end I [...]


  • Wasn t as into this one I found it odd that after the Larsons house burned down, there was no further discussion of Kirsten s role in what happened Everybody was just happy that they were conveniently able to get enough money to buy their neighbor s house, and that the neighbor was also conveniently leaving A bit too contrived for me Also was getting irritated at this point by Kirsten s disobedience having massive consequences for her family Somebody needs to tie that girl to a chair.Kids who h [...]


  • This is the last of the Kirsten books It was exciting Kirsten s cabin burned down and she and her brother discovered a dead trapper in a cave Abby said, this one s my favorite even though there was a burnt house and a dead man in it I think she really liked it because the Larson family moved into a real house in the end They were finally home after their long journey from Sweden I asked Abby what she liked most about Kirsten, and she said it was Kirsten s faith These were fun books to read, and [...]


  • One day Kirsten went into the forest with Lars They opened a raccoon out of the trap The raccoon sprang to life Lars said it must have gotten knocked out Kirsten kept the raccoon inside the house alone with Peter and her little sister Suddenly the raccoon knocked over a lantern The house was on fire Kirsten told Peter to take her little sister out Kirsten saved the blue trunk Yay


  • And this one could be called Kirsten Makes More Bad Choices and Her Entire Family Suffers for Them In addition to containing very God in the Machine plot devises, I find it odd that this is the first and only time readers see Kirsten have a conversation with her older brother, Lars Strange.



  • This was a lot sadder than I expected it to be, but it was a very good story and showed that a family can pull together no matter how hard the times are It was so sad but a very lovely story at the same time Kirsten s family are all working hard during the cold winter while her father is away working Everything was going okay until an oil lamp burns their house But even though it s sad and devastating they don t let it get to them They soon find out that a house will be available they just need [...]


  • These are cute books, stories to go along with the American Girl dolls they are about.This one involves Kirsten, a young girl growing up in the early days of Minnesota on the frontier She helps her family however she can, including going fur trapping with her brother Of course, when they find a baby raccoon caught just by the tail in one of their traps, things get interesting.A cute story, but seems to rely heavily on happenstance for a positive outcome Of course, what do you expect when there a [...]





  • What a weirdly dark turn these books took at the end of the series While the writing was back to its usual pacing and quality, the events in this story were rather off putting The opening tale follows an engaging trek along a trapping line, with the children pulling their living out of the wilderness while their fathers are earning wages at a logging camp for the winter Kirsten rescues an injured baby raccoon and takes it home to care for in between her chores So far, so good It s another appeal [...]


  • Hmmm where do I begin Winter has come again and the men are off working for a logging company to earn extra money Kirsten goes out with the older boys to help with the trapping, which is another way the families are bringing food to the table and earning money for the pelts While checking traps, Kirsten find a baby raccoon with its tail caught in the trap She decides to bring it home and help nurse it back to health Her mother reluctantly agrees, however, tells Kirsten the raccoon must stay in t [...]


  • This one I did not like as much as the others First, again we get a mention of Caro and nothing about the cats Plus in this case she did not apply any lessons learned from the past or common sense which resulted in disaster AND she the cause of the disaster was never fully addressed by Mama or Inger.I did like that Kirsten again shows compassion toward animals even though she does it while helping the boys with the trap lines This particular occupation trapping was glossed over by the author I c [...]


  • The first part of the story has Kirsten helping Lars set up and check his trap lines They stay out too late, though, and are in danger of getting lost in the forest They find a door in front of a cave and go in, only to find a man Old Jack dead in the cave They resolve to bury him when the weather turns warm enough to dig in the ground, but meanwhile they take all the hides he had he has no relatives that could take them.The hides were needed since Kirsten had befriended a raccoon and taken it i [...]


  • Changes for Kristen American girl story by Janet Shaw is a contemporary realistic book It is for the ages eight and up and seems to be geared to young girls The story is about a little girl in America s early frontier It tells a story of a little girl s desires and the trails her family goes through that winter.I did not personally like this stores at all and would not recommended it to a young girl of eight to read.This story seems to be fictional than realistic.The characters and theme of the [...]


  • As a child I enjoyed this book as much as the others It was quite dramatic to me with a house burning down, and a bit creepy when later two children found a dead man in a cave in the woods.Reading it again as an adult brings up some things that concern me a bit , and it has nothing to do with the dead body When Kirsten finds a baby raccoon in one of their traps, her mother tells her she may not bring it in the house Later she does, when her mother is not home It knocks over a lamp and the house [...]


  • CIP A tough Minnesota winter brings many changes to Kirsten s frontier life, including the new responsibility of helping her brother Lars set his traps and move into a new house for her family.Review Part of the American Girl series, this is the 6th book about Kirsten and her family Seemingly authentic in detail about the struggle of life on the frontier, it does lack deep character development However, for those who enjoyed Little House on the Prairie, this would be a good fit without the lengt [...]


  • I liked this book, even tho the moving away from her friends was sad We take it for granted that w Facebook fast easy travel options that the world has become so small, that it s no longer a big deal if you live in Houston, Texas your best friend relocates to Sydney, Australia Why, that s right next door But I forget that before the 21st century hit, friends moving even 20 miles away was a big deal We may never see each other again It s cool how she tries to nurse an injured raccoon back to heal [...]


  • What happened with these books When we first read about Kirsten in book one I thought this was another wonderful addition to the American Girl Series The book felt very real and detailed As the books went on the writing became and sloppy and the story lines were rushed Kirsten disobeys her parents time and time again but in this book she has no consequences given for her disobedience that led to her families home being burned to the ground No one even mentioned it Not even a shame on you, bad [...]


  • Note someone dies in the book However, unlike the first book, this death is 1 An old man2 A creepy old man called Old Jack who Kirsten thinks is creepy but who adults will recognize as not be as totally creepy as Kristen thinks, while still not wanting their own daughters to be anyone near this kind of character 3 From natural causes heart failure 4 Happens off stageThat makes this death a little easier to explain to the 4 year old I was reading the series aloud to Oh, that and Kirsten s house b [...]


  • I liked this book because Kirsten and her big brother Lars were checking traps and setting out new ones, and their dad was away with Uncle Olav to go to the logging camp in the winter In the spring Uncle Olav and Kirsten s dad would come home Kirsten s house burnt on fire, so they had to sell the pelts from the animals that they caught to get money to buy a new house Kirsten s friend Mary, and her big brother John, were moving away, and they needed to sell the house for five hundred dollars so t [...]


  • I read this book at the gift shop at the Arch in St Louis after a class trip there I finished the whole book on the bus ride home The story tells about Swedish immigrant, Kirsten Larson The Larson s family cabin burns down and Kirsten s brother, Peter and her discovery a man dead in a cabin This book started my obsession with American Girl books as a kid I still love these books to this day These are really good books to get your daughter to start reading While most do not make too much sense, t [...]


  • It s winter time and Papa and uncle Olav are away working hard to save money to buy land for their farms While they are gone Kirsten makes a terrible mistake that leaves her family s home nothing but a pile of ashes With all their worldly goods destroyed and nothing but each other and their friends to count on, Kirsten is saddened again to learn her friends Mary and John are moving to Oregon, but these changes offer up a chance for new hope, if Kirsten can find a way to earn enough money for her [...]


  • Yeah, I know Kirsten is Swedish, and not Danish, but I am pretty sure this is the book that got me addicted to the hygge style, even if I didn t know what it was at age 9.Seriously, you just wanna sit in your Ikea chair by the fire, kick off your Sorel boots, prop your fair isle socked feet on a furry ottoman, grab a warm cup of tea, light a firewood scented candle, and cozy up to this book Note fair isle is Welsh, but still 100% hygge I m gonna call it Scandinavian chic.


  • Kirsten is one of my favorite of the American girl s I like how she overcame the language barrier, and like most of these girls do learned a lot I also thought her brother Lars was an absolute sweetheart for a well, you know, teenage boy I thought there was going to be a tear jerker chapter, but there wasn t


  • This was a great book We read about how Kirsten has grown through out the books She is now 10 years old and this is her second winter in America She is very knowledgeable about the animals and where they live Plus she has a big heart, sometimes when she thinks she is doing the right thing something goes wrong.


  • Dear, I thought it was crap After getting one in Yogyakarta with a price of only Rp 15 000, and a first edition I decided to read it I did It was done in less than an hour It was totally senseless, especially about view spoiler when the kids found Old Jack s pelts and they re rich hide spoiler Well, at least I got a collector s special shrugs


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