Kirsten starts school in America, but she doesn't speak English very well. Miss Winston, her new teacher, is strict and not very understanding. Things get worse when Miss Winston comes to live with the Larson family. Kirsten's only escape is playing with her secret friend, Singing Bird. When Singing Bird suggests running away forever, Kirsten must decide where she belongs. Kirsten does learn some important lessons in school, but she learns something even more important about herself.
Hannah loved the Native American connections in this book and really enjoyed learning a little bit about Sweden (Kirsten's homeland) during the class.
After talking about the book and discussing some of the characters the children did some really fun crafts.
Hannah made a replica patchwork quilt in paper such as Kirsten would have made,
and a buffalo skin native American writing craft.
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