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Kirsten on the Trail (American Girls Short Stories #3)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  217 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In Kirsten on the Trail, Kirsten's secret Indian friend returns. When Mama finds out about Singing Bird, she forbids Kirsten to play with her. But when Kirsten's little brother, Peter, gets lost in the woods, Kirsten knows just whom to call on for help.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by American Girl
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Aug 02, 2012 Addie rated it liked it
Kirsten has a indian friend that she wants to keep a secret. Then her little brother finds out and he promises to keep a secret. After that they get in a big fight and Mama finds out and doesn't let Kirsten play with her. Then Peter runs away.I liked it but wished it was longer. Hope you read this book!
Mar 08, 2011 Bree rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, children
This review is from the perspective of a mother - Kirsten on the Trail focuses on Kirsten's secret friendship with Singing Rain and the ramifications for her family. First, she tries to keep her friendship secret, and entangles her younger brother in deception. Soon the secret is out and Kirsten is forbidden by her parents to see her friend due to their prejudice and fear. But her adventurous brother wants to meet the Indians for himself and wanders off, so Kirsten enlists Singing Rain's help in ...more
Jul 28, 2014 Miri rated it really liked it
Kirsten was sad when her secret Indian friend Singing Bird left with her tribe in search of food, but now her friend is back. When mama finds out about Kirsten's friend she tells her to stay away from the Indians, but when Peter goes missing in the woods Kirsten knows exactly who to go to for help.
Jun 11, 2014 storystereo rated it it was ok
I feel like I use to really like it, but now, I don't really, at least not as much.
Meh. I found the premise of this one even more unlikely than when Kirsten first meets Singing Bird in "Kirsten Learns a Lesson." Singing Bird helps Kirsten find her brother Peter, who has gotten lost in the woods, then is subsequently accepted by Kirsten's Mama. Probably a heartwarming story for kids, but it lacked the action of the longer books and I was again doubtful of the verisimilitude of that whole friendship. I guess I am an adult, jaded by experience. Sad.
Jan 05, 2014 Karol rated it it was amazing
This story takes me back to 4th grade history class and also reminds me of grown ups and their prejudice and fears. It took Kirsten's secret friendship with Singing Rain to show her parents that she can be trusted to make the right choices and put their prejudice and fears to rest.
Nov 27, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emily by: my grandparents
This is one of five short stories that are on the American Girl Kirsten. I enjoyed this short story but not as much as some of the others.
Jun 04, 2013 Marya rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-series
Singing Bird returns in this short story, and with her, a discussion of how people can die of starvation. Hooray!
Jun 05, 2011 Deanna rated it liked it
I like American Girl dolls you should like them too.
Sep 20, 2008 Christi rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-1
Not nearly as good as the rest of the series.
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