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When her family moves from Chicago to the country, nine-year-old Emily is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods and soon meets its sad, lonely inhabitant....

Title : The Secret of the Painted House
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ISBN : 9780375840791
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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The Secret of the Painted House Reviews

  • Jong Yang
    2018-11-14 04:28

    The characters in the book are Emily, Logan, their mom, Grandma Rose, Pin and Pin's mom. Emily's family just moved to a new house. There were trees everywhere where they lived. Emily decided to go walk around and then she saw a playhouse in the forest. She went to the playhouse and looked inside it. She saw paintings in their. Then Emily went home. Then the next day Emily wanted to go back to the playhouse but she couldn't because she had to baby sit her baby brother Logan. After that she saw a lady named Grandma Rose. Grandma Rose came and talked to Emily about the playhouse. She told Emily about the playhouse and what happened. She told Emily about the girl in the painting in the playhouse named Pin. Emily wanted to go to the playhouse so bad she took Logan with her. She told Logan to pick flowers for their mom but she just went to the playhouse while Logan was picking flowers. Emily went inside the playhouse and she started hearing stuff. She saw Pin in the picture but Pin was talking to Emily. She told Emily to close her eyes and walk into the painting. Then Emily got into the painting. Emily started to get scared so she ran through Pin and got out of the painting and was looking for Logan so they could go home. But Logan was gone. Logan went into the painting. Emily heard Logan screaming for her. So Emily went back into the painting and looked for Logan. Emily found Logan with Pin at the picnic. She grabbed Logan and wanted to get out of the painting but she didn't know how. While Emily was busy talking to Pin, Logan started a fire and then Pin started screaming. Then at the end Pin's mother came back and then they showed Emily and Logan how to get out of the painting. This book is a really good book. In the beginning it was kind of boring but towards the middle and end it got better. I like this book! :D

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2018-11-16 10:16

    I loved this book as a good, nonthreatening entry to ghost stories for kidlets UNTIL the author wrote a scene about a 9 year old and 4 year old starting a fire with matches stolen by the 4 year old (who knew how to build a fire). Seriously???

  • Nancy Kotkin
    2018-11-10 12:18

    Part of Random House's Stepping Stone reading program. The concept of entering a painting and being trapped in there is not a new one, but it is executed well in this spooky ghost story for young readers. I would have given this children's chapter book four stars, but how does a four-year-old get hold of matches and know how to use them?

  • Kelly Rae
    2018-10-17 05:24

    A good "scary" book for the really young. There are some topics that might be a little "old" for the targeted age group. Such as Pin's mom "leaving her." But overall it was good, I was even a little spooked!

  • Dolly
    2018-10-29 10:14

    We've read the series of Ghost stories by Marion Dane Bauer featuring colorful ghosts. Our oldest loved these tales, and I appreciated that she could tell a spooky story that isn't too scary for children. This story follows along in that vein, although I think it's the creepiest so far. The plot is engaging, but it ends a bit too abruptly. There were unanswered questions that our girls and I discussed after we finished the book, (view spoiler)[ like, "Did the playhouse burn down?" and "If not, did Emily or Logan ever go back to the playhouse?" and "What happens with Pin and her mother?" and "Did her mother truly run away or did she disappear into the painting?" and and "Since Grandma Rose knew about how the trees in the playhouse and the playhouse in the trees went on forever, was she one of the children that Pin tried to keep with her?" (hide spoiler)], and while I liked the story, I would've liked to have had more of these questions answered by the book. Overall, it's a good book for children who are starting to read chapter books and for those who enjoy a scary tale. The story isn't too long, and we read it all at one time. We liked this story and will certainly look for more of her books at our local library.

  • Beth
    2018-11-13 06:26

    9 year old Emily and her little brother Logan have just moved to a house in the country with no other kids around. Logan's just too little to play with so Emily goes out into the woods by herself and finds a real house just the right size for her. When she looks through the window she sees that the house is empty but there are trees painted on the walls and a painting of a house exactly like the house she's looking into. And peeking around one of the trees is another little girl...This is a transitional chapter book for 2nd and 3rd graders. There are only 7 chapters, a few pictures, and large easy to read text. But it was pretty scary! It wasn't long enough to really develop the characters and the plot and the resolution seemed rather abrupt, but I think it would be a great book for a 7 or 8 year old who's looking for something scary.

  • Linda
    2018-11-03 06:33

    A cute little story for younger readers and a quick read. Emily's family moves to a new house near the woods. In the woods she finds a little painted house and in the house the walls are painted to look like the woods with the little house in it. And in the picture of the house is a little girl who is lonely and wants Emily to stay forever.

  • Uflchildrens
    2018-11-11 10:06

    Emily finds a mysterious playhouse in the woods with a mural of the woods that surround it painted on the walls inside. She finds out that the girl the house was built for died in a fire years ago but her ghost lives on in the mural and wants Emily to join her! Spooky! --Rachelj/first chapter/Bauer

  • Gracie Reyes
    2018-11-01 10:17

    There's a girl! You just don't see her... "where?" you ask She lies is the painting behind you. Watching your every move... She's afriad of fire and wanders about searching for her mom... Yes her mom, her mother is hiding in the painting too But where? Where is she? and why won't she let us get-out-of-here?

  • Roxanne Hsu Feldman
    2018-10-21 04:25

    This title starts off really promising and quite eerie. It's a feat to write something for the really beginning readers that contain such sense of danger and mystery. The resolution leaves something to be desired, though. A pity.

  • Amy Brown
    2018-11-17 09:21

    For 3rd/4th grade. A not so scary, scary story for younger kids. Emily moves to a new place, finds a locked playhouse in the woods, and meets a girl who lives in the drawings inside the playhouse who doesn't want to let her new friend leave.

  • Deja
    2018-11-09 09:19

    To me i thought this book was really interesting,so i read it in the middle of the book i was so into that i finished the book in less than 2days, i really enjoyed.

  • Christy
    2018-10-18 09:19

    When her family moves from Chicago to the country, nine-year-old Emily is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods and soon meets its sad, lonely inhabitant.

  • Becky
    2018-11-10 04:12

    I was a bit disappointed with this one. I suppose I could say it was a bit of a mystery/scary story and give it to those who need beginning chapter books.

  • Julie
    2018-10-24 09:27

    A haunted playhouse in the woods! Easy to read, not too scary. Author wrote Blue Ghost (3rd place Bluebonnet).

  • Ash
    2018-11-16 05:31

    I would have enjoyed it more when I was little. It reminded me of a much better written "Are you afraid of the dark?" episode. Pleasantly spooky and wonderfully written.

  • Sonya
    2018-11-09 12:21

    i loved this book. i think this is a cool book because i gives you a question after question and it keeps you reading!!!

  • carissa
    2018-10-19 11:28

    When her family moves from Chicago to the country, nine-year-old Emily is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods and soon meets its sad, lonely inhabitant.

  • Chrissy
    2018-11-01 12:21

    Emily just wants to get away from her new house in the forest, but when she gets trapped in a strange playhouse in the woods, she realizes home is just where she wants to be.

  • Nora
    2018-11-11 10:25

    It was a great read. I never would have thought of having a playhouse being cursed. Very good!

  • Molly Panzer
    2018-10-17 07:13

    I was downloading from 3M Cloud Library title list and recognized Marion Dane Bauer and decided to read.

  • Qian
    2018-11-06 04:12

    Nine year's old Emily is a brave girl

  • Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
    2018-10-30 10:10

    Its about a little girl who's missing from her mom and she's trapped in a painting and she got lonely until she got helped. A.