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The Old Pink House

Mika Keränen

  • Illustrator: Marja-Liisa Plats
  • Jutulind
  • 2010, 92 pp
  • ISBN: 9789985989197
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 9+
Something suspicious is again taking place on the sleepy streets of Supilinn – the next task the children's secret club encounters is catching a ghost! Mari, Olev, Sadu, Anton, and Reilika climb onto the roof of Sadu's garage, from which they can see a decrepit wooden house with peeling paint. Sadu says that a strange banging noise comes from it at night. Creeping up to the pink house next door, the children meet the friendly real-estate agent Krissu, who confirms their fears – a heartbroken young girl once lived in the house and may haunt the sun porch. The next time the children snoop around the house, however, they glimpse a man in the bushes that speaks an odd language and has an ancient camera. Their searches for the truth lead the club members to look for help from their parents, a world-famous photographer, and the friendly city dwellers – nothing seems as it first appears.

The first book in Keränen’s The Souptown Secret Society series was The Stolen Orange Bicycle (2008). The Old Pink House is the third.
2012 Nukits Competition, 2nd place (The Hidden Silver Treasure Chest, The Old Pink House, The Mysterious Flower Snatcher)