Kirsti Comes Home: The Story of a Finnish Girl

Kirsti Comes Home The Story of a Finnish Girl Kirsti was relocated from her poor home in Finland to the safety of a wealthy home during World War II when she was just a baby How will she adjust now that she is years old and has to return to he

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  • Title: Kirsti Comes Home: The Story of a Finnish Girl
  • Author: Aili Konttinen Faith Jaques Oliver Coburn Ursula Lehrburger
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kirsti was relocated from her poor home in Finland to the safety of a wealthy home during World War II, when she was just a baby How will she adjust now that she is 6 years old and has to return to her real family in Finland

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    1. Kirsti is evacuated as a baby from her Finnish family to foster parents in Sweden during World War II. The story starts after the war, when Kirsti is 4. She has been living in Sweden with a wealthy couple who have servants and who give her everything she could want. They are all she has ever known. Now she has to go back to Finland, to her real family--simple, hard-working farmers, with 4 other children besides Kirsti. The story follows Kirsti as she slowly adjusts to life with her real family, [...]

    2. Six-year-old Kirsti was evacuated from her home in Finland during World War II, when she was just a baby, and raised by wealthy Swedish foster parents. Now that the war is over, she must return to Finland and the poor farm family she doesn't even know. She doesn't even speak a word of Finnish. This is the story of the year following her arrival back in Finland.I don't think this is the world's greatest-written book or anything, but the story resonates just as much now as it did back in the 1940s [...]

    3. tykkään yhä kovasti ja ymmärrän ehkä hiukan paremmin mistä oli kyse kuin silloin lapsena tätä lukiessani, mutta kyllä jo silloin tykkäsin! Nyt vasta mulle valkeni että tämä on julkaistu monessa maassa! Hyvä, nyt viel leffa!!!

    4. Yllättävän todentuntuinen tarina sotalapsi-Inkeristä, joka kipuilee Suomi-äidin ja Ruotsi-mamman välillä. Inkerin masentuneisuutta on surullista seurata: lapsi ei puhu, ei naura, tuijottaa vain tyhjänä eteensä ja itkee iltaisin sängyssä mamman kuva kainalossa. Kaikkitietävä kertoja pureutuu kaikkien osallisten, äidin, mamman sekä Inkerin, tuntoihin, ja lukija pystyy ymmärtämään jokaista. Tässä kirjassa kukaan ei ole paha, vaan rakkaus ja kiintymys ohjaavat ihmisten päätö [...]

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