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Horror at the Haunted House (Ellen and Corey Books #2)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  235 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
It was a job any kid would kill for: to play a role in the Historical Society's Haunted House Halloween fundraising event. Ellen Streater was thrilled to play Joan of Arc, burning at the stake. It was for a good cause-- to benefit the eerie old Clayton House, soon to reopen as a museum. They said the house was haunted. Ellen didn't believe it-- until she felt a strange, ic ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 1992)
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Peg Kehret is one of my favorite children's mystery authors, though they are never usually 'scary', more what I call 'spooky', but I like the spooky atmosphere. They usually all teach a moral lesson, which I do like about them, and they sometimes show what to do in a dangerous situation and what not to do. The books by her and 'Pete the Cat' are some of my favorites by her, but I like the 'Ellen and Corey' series a little better. I also like some of the single books like 'Stolen Children'. I've ...more
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Oct 22, 2012 Eden rated it really liked it
Ellen and her brother Corey have been asked to play roles in the haunted house at the local historical society. Both agree to do so, with Corey being the most eager. He's wants everyone to hear just how good he can scream when he gets his head "chopped off". Ellen, however has a strange feeling about the mansion where the historical society is. She's had feelings like this before and they never end well.

On their first visit, Ellen experiences feeling cold and she doesn't know what it is. She rea
Ellen Streater and her brother Corey have volunteered to play roles in the local Historical Society's haunted house fundraiser. However once Ellen enters the old mansion that wiill house the benefit, she feels a cold and chilling presence. Soon, the ghost of Lydia Clayton, whose husband built the house, appears to Ellen. Ellen even starts to see and feel the ghost's presence at home. Ellen thinks that the ghost is trying to tell her something and begins to investigate the house and the owners to ...more
Jan 03, 2013 03danielr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellen and her little brother Corey are way excited because they found out that they get to die... all week long. At a haunted house that they will be in. Ellen gets to be joan of arc, burning at the stake. Everyone thought that the old Clayton house would be a good place to do the haunted house because the old creepy mansion was already haunted! But who would think that the old ghost of the Clayton home would haunt Ellen and take her to places in her wildest dreams...

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Mar 05, 2015 Jules Heberer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wjhs, horror, suspense
Do you like horror and books that give you the chills? If so, this novel, "Horror at the Haunted House", is the book for you! Ellen and her little brother, Corey have been invited by their grandmother's friend to act in a haunted house. First, Ellen starts off with getting chills after hearing the story of the ghost. Next... I guess you have to find out by reading this novel by Peg Kehret!! I recommend you read this amazing novel!
Sep 25, 2015 Annabelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
I am totally taking a stroll down memory lane right now.
To say I was obsessed with ghost stories and anything creepy when I was younger is putting it lightly.
May 18, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peg Kehret satisfies me again! I love how she interspersed crime with supernatural occurrences!
Michelle Wardhaugh
The details worried at me a bit. At first I wanted to know more specifics about where this was set. I should have known it was set locally. Then I wondered why characters jumped to the least logical conclusions, but in time I relaxed and just enjoyed the book. It was fun, and it made me head for the computer to look up images of Wedgewood Fairyland Lustre. The only Wedgewood style I can identify is the blue and white. Fairyland Lustre is pretty stuff, but I like the colors better than the actual ...more
Nov 16, 2008 Annaka rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mystery Readers
Shelves: mystery
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Feb 16, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
I really liked this book when I was a kid, which is odd considering I am a terrible coward about horror and all things meant to be frightening. But this is a well-woven tale with moderate scariness (for kids) and a dash of history thrown in; a very quick read, an interesting idea, and just a fun departure for a few hours.
Jan 30, 2010 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For halloween, Ellen participates in a haunted house. The house is staged in an old mansion and she is Joan of Arc. Unfortunately, not all of the characters are fake. A former resident (a ghost) is trying to tell Ellen something and she won't leave Ellen alone until she does!
May 05, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
For a kids' book, this was a great deal of fun to read. I had it figured out about halfway through, but it was still a great story with a lot of fun for the entire family. I will definitely keep my eye out for more from this author, if there is any!
Oct 14, 2008 Kiersten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY!!!(as shown above)
Recommended to Kiersten by: My friend, Samantha, and I read it together. So I guess her!
This is my first Peg Kehret book I have ever read and ever since I read it Peg Kehret has been my all-time FAV. book!! Everyone who's anyone should read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 10, 2012 *victoria* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book that got me hooked on Peg Kehret. My fourth grade teacher read it to us as a class and I loved it! I then syarted reading other books by Peg and have loved them all!!
Autumn Cook
Dec 27, 2009 Autumn Cook rated it it was amazing
This book was good and kind of scary but not the type of scary that gives you nightmares.
Kayla Blair
took too long for it to actually get interesting
Dec 20, 2009 Harriet rated it it was amazing
I would have rated it 16 stars.
Jul 27, 2012 Christy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this when I was a kid.
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Peg Kehret writes middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She's won dozens of state children's choice awards, where kids vote for their favorite book.

When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio. Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.

A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg's books are co-authored by Pete the Cat."
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