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by Leonard P. Kessler

Mr. Pine lived on Vine Street in a little white house. "A white house is fine," said Mr. Pine, "but there are FIFTY white houses all in a line on Vine Street. How can I tell which house is mine?"

Mr. Pine had a big problem. But he solved that problem in his own special way. Mr. Pine's Purple House, first published in 1965, was a favorite children's book for many years. When it went out of print fans requested the return of the intrepid Mr. Pine. Well, Mr. Pine is back again, with his dog and his cat, his brushes and ladders, and lots of purple paint!

40th Anniversary Edition

Download Mr. Pine's Purple House epub
ISBN: 1930900325
ISBN13: 978-1930900325
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Leonard P. Kessler
Language: English
Publisher: Purple House Press; 40 edition (October 1, 2005)
Pages: 64 pages
ePUB size: 1239 kb
FB2 size: 1533 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 661
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This story was introduced to my family likely 1968 and remained in my family until my mom donated all our children's books.I am so glad I decided to replace all the kids books I remember one by one. Read this to my granddaughter the other evening. She just turned four years old. By the time the were half way through the story, she was laughing out loud. The next morning she told her dad all about her new book and now it is her favorite bed time story.
This was my son's favorite book nearly 40 years ago. Now that he is a grandfather I ordered this for him to share with his granddaughter. When I called to find out if he'd received it, we had a good laugh. He had also ordered Mr. Pine's Purple House for his granddaughter. So, as you can see, our family loves this book!
This was a very cute story! My grandkids (age 4 and 6) love hearing it read to them. The book was illustrated in purple, black and white. On the last page however they mentioned red houses and
yellow houses and pink houses. BUT...they were all in white with only the purple house actually being purple. The six year old noticed it immediately! A few days later I very carefully made the white houses red, yellow and pink to match the story. Problem solved!!
This was my childhood favorite which my sons in turn loved as a child. It burned in our house fire a few years ago. My grand-daughter is getting to the age where I wanted to start reading it to her. For some reason (memory loss?) it doesn’t seem like the wording is the same- but it might just be me. It’s been many years since I’ve read it!
I remember Mr. Pine's Purple House from when I was a kid. It was one of my favorites then and I still really like it. I now read it to my 4 year old who loves it. He like the parts about the cat running up the ladder and Mr. Pine falling down and the paint getting all over the cat and dog as well as the baseball hitting Mr. Pine in the head which causes another falling incident.

The main point of the book is to teach kids about individuality and how it is OK for each of us to express our uniqueness (like having a purple house) and that we do not all have to be the same.

The only bad thing about the book is that except for the color purple every page inside is just black and white. I do not remember that from when I was a kid so maybe it is not a big deal to children. But I plan on pulling out my color pencils and adding some other colors to my copy. With an older child you could have them help with the coloring which would be lots of fun for them.

In short I think this is a fun and enjoyable book for kids to read and it teaches an important message.
This was one of my favorite books as a child. Whenever my husband and would go househunting, I would refer to the book. I often criticized new neighborhoods as having the "Mr. Pine's Purple House" problem. My hubby never understood. I was thrilled to find this book online and purchase it so I could share it with my husband and my own children! Great story!
This was a favorite book of mine when I was a kid. It can be a bit of a tongue twister if I remember correctly. So giggles ensue just from reading it aloud. There's a great life lesson hidden beneath all of the purple paint! Again, a testament to it's popularity for being around after (40+) years and still going strong. I can't wait to share this story with the Grandkids and it's a good one for the slightly older kids to practice reading out loud too. So glad to have found this often thought of lost treasure from my childhood!
It's a great book for young children to read or have read to them. I read it as a child and read it to my kids and now my grandkids. It's a good, early lesson that teaches kids it's ok to be differen, to be a unique induvidual.