Kirsten Larson was a 10-year-old girl in 1855. She was an immigrant from Sweden and moved to Minnesota with her family. She helped her family on their farm. Kirsten and her brothers loved to catch fish in the stream near their home.
Kirsten was one of the first three original dolls introduced by Pleasant Rowland. She is now retired from American Girl. You can read about her summer story in Kirsten Saves the Day.
Kirsten is wearing a blue and white striped dress, which was a common fashion for girls her age living on the prairie. She is also wearing red boots and a straw hat. She has her fishing rod so she can go fishing. She has three fish in her basket. She has a bait basket with three crickets and a frog. The book that goes with the story is Kirsten Saves the Day. The complete outfit and fishing set plus book (doll not included) is $89 (includes free shipping).
Alex B. is a participant in the Yes She Can training program at Girl AGain. She is a student at Purchase College.