Elizabeth Enright

Elizabeth Enright
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Elizabeth Enright (1907-1968) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but spent most of her life in or near New York City. Her mother was a magazine illustrator, while her father was a political cartoonist. Illustration was Enright's original career choice and she studied art in Greenwich, Connecticut; Paris, France; and New York City. After creating her first book in 1935, she developed a taste, and quickly demonstrated a talent, for writing.
 
Throughout her life, she won many awards, including the 1939 John Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer and a 1958 Newbery Honor for Gone-Away Lake. Among her other beloved titles are her books about the Melendy family, including The Saturdays, published in 1941. Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in The New Yorker, The Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, The Yale Review, Harper’s, and The Saturday Evening Post. She taught creative writing at Barnard College. Translated into many languages throughout the world, Elizabeth Enright's stories are for both the young and the young at heart.


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Thimble Summer

Elizabeth Enright; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

A silver thimble and a new friend make a girl’s summer magical.


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Spiderweb for Two
The Melendy Quartet
Elizabeth Enright; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

The fourth and final book in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet, in which the two youngest Melendys experience a year-long treasure hunt adventure.


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Then There Were Five
The Melendy Quartet
Elizabeth Enright; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

With the arrival of Mark Herron, an orphan whom the Melendys befriend in their usual wholehearted way, a summer already full of happenings reaches yet another...


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The Four-Story Mistake
The Melendy Quartet
Elizabeth Enright; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

The second book in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet, in which the Melendys move from their New York City brownstone to the country.


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The Saturdays
The Melendy Quartet
Elizabeth Enright; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

This beloved, timeless classic kicks off Enright's Melendy Quartet, an enduring series enjoyed by readers for over 50 years; here, the four Melendy children...


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