The Melendy Quartet

This classic series of children's novels--written in the 1940's and 50's--follows the myriad adventures of an American family as they move from a Manhattan brownstone to the wonderful, ramshackle “Four-Story-Mistake” in the countryside.  The four Melendy children--Mona, Rush, Randy and Oliver--live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper. They perform plays, uncover mysteries, and raise money for war bonds. They are children of a particular historical moment—but as characters, they are truly timeless.

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Then There Were Five
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 level of richness and fun.

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The Four-Story Mistake
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 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 pool their allowances for weekend adventures.

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Spiderweb for Two
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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