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Kirsten's Boxed Set by Janet Beeler Shaw
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Jan 31, 2011

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I read "Kristen Learns a Lesson" of the American Girl book series. It takes place in 1854 and is about a girl named Kristen Larson and how she adapts to her new school. This book describes school life in the 1800's. It describes how schools had children of all ages in one classroom, how boys usually did not always attend school if there was work to do on the farm, and how a teacher often lived with the families of their students and had little to support learning such as paper, maps, or blackboards. I thought this book gave a good description of the school life of a pioneer child.

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595AJ__Margaret Do you think that this book was historically accurate in describing school life in the 1800's? I am currently researching the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction and was wondering if you thought that this book was accurate and well written?

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