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The author of the book: Janet Beeler Shaw
Edition: American Girl Publishing Inc
Date of issue: January 29th 2008
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Reader ratings: 6.5
ISBN: 0937295884
ISBN 13: 9780937295885
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Kirsten is getting ready to turn ten years old, and her mother is also about ready to give birth to another baby. The book opens with a tornado passing through. The family hides in the root cellar to wait out the storm. While waiting, Miss Winston tells them the story behind the quilt that she brought into the cellar with them. Everyone pitched together to help make the "Friendship Quilt" for Miss Winston before she left her home to be a teacher on the frontier. This inspires the girls to make a quilt, and Miss Winston offers to teach them.

Kirsten's cat, Missy, just gave birth to kittens, and Kirsten realizes one is much smaller than the others. Kirsten keeps her eye on the small kitten. Meanwhile, Kirsten's mother goes into labor! Kirsten takes Blackie and races off to bring her family in to help her mother. Kirsten is nervous because one of her friend, Mary, told her about her Aunt Sadie, who died after giving birth to twins. Only one of the babies survived, and Mary's family raises her as their own child. Kirsten does not want her mother to die! Luckily everything is alright and Kirsten now has a new baby sister. With the baby, means more chores for Kirsten to help out with, and she does not have time to work on her portion of the quilt. As a reward for her extra help around the house, Kirsten ins given the full day to play with her friends on her birthday, and they have a wonderful surprise for her!

I find this series to be dull compared to some of the others I have read (with the exception of the first book). The family does experience several things on the frontier that so many did during the time, but yet I felt this book was lacking a little. Perhaps it is the author's writing style. I am not drawn to Kirsten like I was Samantha and Caroline or even Felicity. I am using a few of these books for a book discussion. I think the author does hit on some great topics though. Childbirth in the 1850s was much more risky than today. Also, the threat on tornadoes and how people protected themselves is not all that different than today. Girls from this time did a lot of sewing as well, something not many girls today know how to do.


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