Kirsten Larson has been living on the Minnesota frontier for a only a few weeks when her neighbor and friend, Erik Sandahl, disappears. Erik had promised to help the Larsons at harvest time, and he owes Uncle Olav money. Everyone believes Erik has run out on his promises-except Kirsten. Can she figure out what's happened to her friend? Includes a glossary of Swedish words and a ìLooking Backî historical essay.