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Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

(Flat Stanley - I Can Read! (Level 2) )

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  303 ratings  ·  37 reviews
The Lambchops can't wait to be spooked at a Halloween party!

Arthur is excited for the haunted house, and Stanley wants to show off his limbo moves. But when they see a bully picking on their friend at the party, the boys know that they have to help. Soon, Stanley comes up with a plan that is flat-out hilarious!

This easy-to-read story brings Jeff Brown's beloved characters
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2009)
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Nancy (Colorado)
I read for my classroom library. Compared to the original this one is just "dumb."
Courtney Umlauf
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lower-elementary
Stanley is excited to go with his family to a Halloween party at his school. Stanley and his brother are disappointed by the haunted house, but they manage to work some fright into the night on their own, by scaring away a bully who's stealing candy from little kids!

This will be great for kids just starting to read on their own. I appreciate that the story shows brothers getting along and helping out another kid together. It's nice to have books featuring siblings that aren't at each other's thr
Darin Johnston
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: beginning-reader
Flat Stanley and family head off to the "scary" haunted house at school. While the scary part was missing, what he and his brother, Arthur, did was scare a bully into giving up a giant piece of candy corn. It belonged to a friend named Martin who'd won it at the limbo contest. Stanely and Arthur pretended to be a two headed monster, and when you've got a brother who's literally flat, you can pull these things off!

I gave this three stars as I've wasn't hugely interested as I was reading. The char
Steve Holden
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it
The Flat Stanley series is quite silly, and has never been a favorite of mine. They do provide some good teaching examples, and this one fits a theme. We've had this on the shelf, and I've noticed some interest.
I "like" this book only in that William can read it to me, and I'm so proud of him!

October 2017
I like that they went into a huanted house and a ghost and werewolf popped up. But, the book didn't interest me very much. It wasn't spooky enough.
Whitney Leanhart
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, lesson
This book is pretty unique. It talks about Stanley going to the haunted house at school but then scares a bully out of giving him candy. This turn of events has a meaning behind it.
Diressa Belcher
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: character, infering
Stanley has been flat every since a bulletin board fell on him. He like to be flat. He is able to dodge ball and he is an excellent limbo player. His school was having a Halloween Parry. HE dressed as a doughnut. His younger brother, Arthur, dressed as a monster. The boys went inside the haunted house at the party. The Haunted House was not scary at all. When the boys left the Haunted House they saw their friend Martin crying. They asked him what was wrong. He said the school bully stole his gia ...more
Stephanie Kahn
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Flat Stanley is a boy who was flattened by a bulletin board. He uses his flatness to his advantage and has all kinds of fun. When a bully takes candy from a friend at the school Halloween party, Stanley and his brother teach the bully a lesson in a comical way using Stanley’s flatness. This book is good for children just learning to read on their own. All of the sentences have less than twelve words with no line having more than seven words. Most of the text is black and set in 18-point font on ...more
Samantha Ponting
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
One aspect about the Flat Stanley series I really like is that even though Stanley is different than everyone else, he still has friends and a lot of fun. I think this is very important to stress with children, different doesn’t mean wrong or bad.

This particular book goes one step further and addresses bullying. There is a haunted house party at the school and a bully picks on a smaller boy and Stanley and his brother come to the rescue. Books like this can really help students understand that i
Stuti Puranik
Flat Stanley and his brother were going for halloween and they got all their candies. Then they entered the haunted house and then they saw so many scary things but they didn't get scared. Then their neighbor was sad. So they went to see what happened and asked him what happened. Next their friend told that the bully stole his candy from the contest. So they decided a plan and the plan was that Flat Stanley told that make some space in your costume brother. Then he went inside his costume and lo ...more
Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reader
The Lambchops can't wait to be spooked at a Halloween party!

Arthur is excited for the haunted house, and Stanley wants to show off his limbo moves. But when they see a bully picking on their friend at the party, the boys know that they have to help. Soon, Stanley comes up with a plan that is flat-out hilarious!
Apr 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: series, childrens
I thought this Reader version of Flat Stanley would be a good introduction to the character.. but I was very disappointed. The story only had one page about the Haunted House and I didn't like how the side-story about the bully was tacked on. I will try the Flat Stanley chapter books next and hope they are more impressive.
Jennie Park
Mar 22, 2011 added it
Shelves: fiction
This is a easy read and appropriate for all elementary students. It has a great message about standing up for your friends who might be bullied or taken advantage of. Another great read-a-loud for younger students if there ever were an incident in your class with bullying. Even if there was no incident, it would be a great story to read to reiterate appropriate behavior.
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-s-books
I'd heard of this series and wanted to check it out, so this was our first taste and it was OK. My 5 y.o son loved it, but I didn't understand the hubbub over the series- this is obviously not the original story. He loved reading it himself, though, so a plus there.
Tenzin Choekyi
May 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is for little kids, still I love it and it's so excited..
Stanley can't wait for the halloween party at school. He wanted a scary day. when he go there Stanley save the day in no time flat....
My nephew who is five years old tried to read this book to me. It was a fun story about a boy who was flat as a pancake. He had a brother who was not flat. They went to the hunted house party and their was a bully that was taught a lesson by flat Stanley and his brother.
Love that these books always teach good lessons. This ones about bullying and helping others. Great read for my youngsters.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Read how Stanley and his brother thwart a bully.
Alexandra Chauran
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
My kids are obsessed with Halloween, so this book was a good read for them any time. It had a plot about confronting a bully in a silly cartoon way.
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Erika Little
May 27, 2013 added it
Shelves: halloween
2 copies
Apr 30, 2012 added it
This book is about stanley going to halloween party at school. but his friend got in trouble so he had to saved him in time flat.
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Flat Stanley leaves me a little...flat. In this book set around Halloween, he and his brother go to the school party and teach a bully a lesson. Eh.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is so weird. The dad ties him to the roof of the car to go places and they act like being squished by a bulletin board is no big deal.
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review by Brandon (5): my favorite part was when Arthur and Stanley went through the haunted house because it was not scary. Also when they scared the bully.
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
It's Halloween time! My children had me read this one twice in one sitting. I didn't particularly care for it, but they enjoyed it before bed tonight.
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids-age-4-plus
A cute story that has brothers working together, though I was a bit miffed that scaring the bully was the solution to helping the other kid. Not the best lesson.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
arthur goes to the haunted house and a bully steals a giant candy corn from a little boy. stanley climbs into arthur's costume and scares away the bully.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Jeff Brown had worked in Hollywood and as an editor and writer in New York before creating Flat Stanley, a hero for the youngest readers whose adventures, with illustrations by Tomi Ungerer, were first published in 1964. Flat Stanley became the star of a series of perpetually popular books. The last, "Stanley, F

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