The Secret of the Painted House

Illustrated by Leonid Gore
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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    Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Marion Dane Bauer has written more than 80 children's and young adult books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. These include the Newbery Honor-winning On My Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Association Award-winning Rain of Fire. In addition to her work for young people, Ms. Bauer is also the editor of Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence, a collection of gay and lesbian short stories. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. View titles by Marion Dane Bauer
Leonid Gore is an award winning artist, illustrator, and author. Born and raised in Belarus, he studied art at the Academy of Arts in Minsk. Since 1990, he has been living in the United States, where his enormous talent has been recognized throughout the publishing world. He has illustrated over thirty children’s books, five of which he also wrote. Critics have praised his work as "visually stunning" and "brilliant.” His books have been honored as IRA Children's Choice books and Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, have received starred reviews from the School Library Journal, and the Kirkus and Boston Globe/Horn Book magazines, and have been recognized as part of 100 Great Children’s Books by the New York Public Library.   He lives in Oakland, New Jersey, and works out of his studio on the banks of the Ramapo River. View titles by Leonid Gore

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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.

Awards

  • WINNER
    Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices

Author

Marion Dane Bauer has written more than 80 children's and young adult books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. These include the Newbery Honor-winning On My Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Association Award-winning Rain of Fire. In addition to her work for young people, Ms. Bauer is also the editor of Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence, a collection of gay and lesbian short stories. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. View titles by Marion Dane Bauer
Leonid Gore is an award winning artist, illustrator, and author. Born and raised in Belarus, he studied art at the Academy of Arts in Minsk. Since 1990, he has been living in the United States, where his enormous talent has been recognized throughout the publishing world. He has illustrated over thirty children’s books, five of which he also wrote. Critics have praised his work as "visually stunning" and "brilliant.” His books have been honored as IRA Children's Choice books and Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, have received starred reviews from the School Library Journal, and the Kirkus and Boston Globe/Horn Book magazines, and have been recognized as part of 100 Great Children’s Books by the New York Public Library.   He lives in Oakland, New Jersey, and works out of his studio on the banks of the Ramapo River. View titles by Leonid Gore

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