The Secret of the Painted House

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When Emily finds a locked playhouse in the woods, she can't resist peeking through the windows. Inside, the walls are painted to look just like the surrounding woods, right down to an identical white playhouse with blue shutters. But the playhouse is not as deserted as Emily first thought. A girl Emily's age lives on the painted walls—and she's dying for Emily to join her!

Newbery Honor-winning author Marion Dane Bauer crafts an eerie story for...

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When Emily finds a locked playhouse in the woods, she can't resist peeking through the windows. Inside, the walls are painted to look just like the surrounding woods, right down to an identical white playhouse with blue shutters. But the playhouse is not as deserted as Emily first thought. A girl Emily's age lives on the painted walls—and she's dying for Emily to join her!

Newbery Honor-winning author Marion Dane Bauer crafts an eerie story for young mystery lovers guaranteed to send shivers down their spines.

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Newbery Honor?winning book On My Honor and Rain of Fire, which won a Jane Adams Peace Association Award. She has also won the Kerlan Award for the body of her work. The Blue Ghost is her most recent book for this age group. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Like The Blue Ghost (2005), Bauer's latest is a well-written beginning chapter book with plenty of suspense and mystery to keep young readers turning pages. After she and her family move into a new home, Emily is delighted to discover a playhouse in the forest behind the house. The strange thing is that there is a forest painted inside of it. . .and inside that painting, another playhouse. . .ad infinitum. As if this isn't scary enough, Emily's little brother Logan steps into the painting and is lured further and further into a series of identical painted worlds by Penelope, the girl, now dead, to whom the original playhouse had once belonged. While this rather gothic offering has the potential to scare or confuse some younger readers, it's ideal for those braver souls intrigued by the eerie and the supernatural. There is also a valuable message woven into the tale, as Emily learns through this scare just how very important are the ordinary, even annoying things in her life, such as her little brother. (Fiction. 6-9)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375840807
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/22/2008
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 389,322
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Posted on 1542, Dec. 12

    I would recommend this book 2 the young and the old, the weak and the poor, and the nerds and the athletes. This book is a hit!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

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    The Secret of the Painted House is a very easy read. I would recommend to anyone looking for a cute and easy book.

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