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Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet, which captures the lively adventures of a family as they move from the city to the country, are being published in new editions. Each of the books features a foreward and signature black-and-white interior illustrations by the author. Popular artist Tricia Tusa provides irresistible new cover art that will appeal to today's readers.
Elizabeth Enright (1909 — 1968) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but spent most of her life in or near New York City. Originally envisioning a career solely in illustration, she studied art in Paris, France, and at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Enright wrote and illustrated numerous books, winning many awards in the process. Among those awards were the 1939 John Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer and a 1958 Newbery Honor for Gone-Away Lake. The first of the Melendy Quartet, The Saturdays, was published in 1941. Translated into numerous languages throughout the world, her stories have been known and loved by many for generations.
Four New York City siblings decide to pool their resources so that each can do a special thing on the Saturday that is his turn to receive the combined allowance.
"The Melendys are the quintessential storybook family...[their] ardent approach to living is eternally relevant." — Publishers Weekly
Posted January 31, 2014
Growing up, i.e. 10-12 yrs old, Elizabeth Enright was one of my favorite authors, and I was a voracious reader which continues today. The series of three about the Melondy family and their specific personalities and adventures piqued my imagination. I often pretended that I was Randy. Recently I am buying the books - one at at time is the plan - for my granddaughter and hope she gets as much pleasure from reading them as I did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is funny, heartwarming, engaging, down to earth, realistic, and yet gives you something to read about. Elizabeth Enright has a wonderful way of making everything likely and yet exciting. The book describes four New York siblings, Mona, Rush, Randy, and Oliver, who get sick of having only 25 cents a week to spend and pool their resources with wonderful results. Every Saturday they each take $1.50, composed of their pooled allowances, and go out to do something they've always wanted to do. This wonderful story is full of the highly unlikely likely.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 6, 2012
Posted August 19, 2008
I think that the boook uses such good vocab and description that i feel like im actually there meeting Mona and Rush and Randy and Oliver!!!!!!My favourite character is mrs oliphantWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 8, 2003
this is my favorite book ever my mom used to read them and so we have some of the first copys of elizabeth enright books. the saturdays is a delightful book about four kids mona,rush,randy,and oliver who started a club that every saturday they go on an adventure.elizabeth enright describes everything so beatifulty. if you like adventure and heart warming tales you should really read this book i recomend it to anyone. this is one of those books that i can read over, and over again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 6, 2003
he saturdays is my favorite book ever, because the meldndey kids seem so real like there your friends. reading the book you can almost tell what there going to say. when i finished the book i was begging my mom to buy me the next book i recomend this book to any one who loves to read as much as i do.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2002
Posted July 27, 2010
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