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Kirsten's Promise is a powerful story about Kirsten's encounter with a little boy, Ezra, who's living out of an overturned wagon. Thinking that his mother will soon return, Kirsten promises not to tell anyone about the boy or the wagon. But as the days pass and the weather grows colder, Kirsten has to decide whether she can better help the boy by keeping her promise to himKirsten's Promise is a powerful story about Kirsten's encounter with a little boy, Ezra, who's living out of an overturned wagon. Thinking that his mother will soon return, Kirsten promises not to tell anyone about the boy or the wagon. But as the days pass and the weather grows colder, Kirsten has to decide whether she can better help the boy by keeping her promise to him, or breaking it.After reading the story, girls can read about wagon trains like the one that Ezra and his mother planned to join, and can make a flower crown like those made by children traveling across the prairie in the 1850s....

Title : Kirsten's Promise
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ISBN : 9781584856962
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 56 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Kirsten's Promise Reviews

  • Naomi Sarah
    2019-03-11 01:50

    Little short Kirsten books always make me smile. :-)

  • Maria
    2019-03-25 06:58

    When Kirsten is on her way to school, she runs into a little boy and his broken wagon. When Kirsten asks why he is here all by himself, he says his Mama left and told him to stay there. when the boy makes Kirsten promise not to tell anyone he's here, Kirsten try's to obey her promise. When Kirsten finally finds out why he's really there, she knows a person is more important than a promise.

  • Heather
    2019-03-19 00:43

    This was one of the books that my sister picked up second-hand. Kirsten was one of our favorite American Girls. I have the mini doll for her, in fact. One of the kids we sat for had the entire series and we read them to her as bedtime stories.Anyway, this story is about Kirsten encountering a little boy named Ezra. She learns the valuable lesson of... sometimes there are promises that you can't and shouldn't keep. It's an important lesson for kids that age to learn, so... yeah, great book and great lesson. The step into the past part... I rather skimmed it. I don't think I could see kids of the target age reading it, but they might sit for someone to read it to them.

  • Bree
    2019-03-22 07:59

    This review is from the perspective of a mother - Kirsten's Promise focuses on Kirsten's struggle with understanding the meaning of honor and honesty, and when to keep or not keep a promise. Although I immediately guessed the "mystery," young readers will probably be surprised and struggle with the same issues that Kirsten did - when does a dangerous situation require telling an adult the truth, even if a promise has been made?The Looking Back section was unusally candid about the dangers of life on the frontier for children, making for a well-rounded story, grounded in history.

  • Marian
    2019-03-19 01:07

    Good grief there is a lot of sorrow in the Kirsten [and Kaya] books. Which might explain the love I have. Anyway, Kirsten meets a young boy and promises not to tell anyone about him. Problem is, she's not sure how long he can survive without anyone to help him, plus the kid is more than a little violent.So Kirsten has to decide whether to break her promise or keep it and keep quiet, even if it means something awful happening to the little boy.

  • Jim
    2019-03-10 06:51

    i'm really suprised, this is a Good book. i remember being at ABA when the american girls collection was introduced and thinking it a sweet valley high/goosebumps type of series. generic, little plot, lousy written fad to soak up money under the guise of history. instead this is a well written book about when it is appropriate to break a promise. the story is first, there are historical photos and datum at the end of the book to put the background into history. v. enjoyable sad story.

  • Andd Becker
    2019-03-17 03:53

    The story is about 10-year-old Kirsten, who sees a boy and a broken wagon wheel. The year is 1854. The boy's mother has died, and the boy wants to stay where he is because he promised to do so. Kirsten does the right thing and sees that the boy is brought to safety. Kirsten, age 10, has an older brother, a younger brother, a baby sister, and a dog.

  • Marya
    2019-03-09 05:02

    This was the most heart-breaking short story for young girls I've ever read. Of course, it's also the only one I've read where a 7ish year old boy has to bury HIS OWN MOTHER and promise never to leave her (which, of course, he interprets as perpetually guarding her body, as he is too young to understand). Yeesh!

  • PWRL
    2019-03-16 04:00

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  • Emily
    2019-02-26 06:45

    I like Kirsten and her stories but this one was not my favorite it was just ok.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-14 07:45

    Kirsten meets a new little boy near her home and learns to make a decision to help the young boy.