This illustration of Kirsten sitting in a tree with her cousins is adorable.
I have done my share of tree climbing with my siblings and cousin also!
"Up in the branches of a wild cherry tree was the "loft" of Lisbeth and Anna's secret fort. Lisbeth and Anna showed Kirsten the way to their fort.
The path was through the pine trees
- so they could have shade year-round on their way to the fort.
- because the pine needles on the ground wouldn't show their footprints.
- because they liked the sweet smell of the pine needles."