The Secret of the Painted House (Paperback)

By Marion Dane Bauer, Leonid Gore (Illustrator)
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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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book "On My Honor" and the "New York Times" bestseller "My Mother Is Mine". Her other titles include "A Mama for Owen", " If You Were Born a Kitten", " Grandmother s Song", and"Thank You for Me!" She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at

Leonid Gore moved to the US from his native Belarus in 1991. He has illustrated many beloved books for children and is also the author and illustrator of Danny s First Snow". Mr. Gore lives in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit him online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375840807
ISBN-10: 037584080X
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2008
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Stepping Stones: A Chapter Book: Mystery