The Secret of the Painted House by Marion Dane Bauer
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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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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. Her first book in the Ghost Colors series, The Blue Ghost, was named to the Texas Bluebonnet Master List for 2007-2008 and to the Sunshine State Award list, and her Stepping Stones mystery, The Secret of the Painted House, was a CCBC Children's Choices Book. Visit her Web site MarionDaneBauer.com PETER FERGUSON has also illustrated The Red Ghost and The Green Ghost. He is currently living in Japan.
 
Published July 8, 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 114 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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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.

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Her neighbor tells her that it belonged to a little girl, Pin, who died in a fire.

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