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The author of the book: Elizabeth Enright
Edition: Henry Holt and Company
Date of issue: 2002
ISBN 13: 9780805070606
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The size of the: 384 KB
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We loved reading about this family of two sisters, two brothers, dad, and Cuffy who has looked after the family since their mum died.
We were sent a different book than the one we had paid for ( was refunded and told to keep the book) sadly this copy had a hideous cover, even worse than the one pictured here ( why do they feel the need to replace a beautiful old cover with something new but much worse? it happens all the time) which also meant it had no illustrations.
After a page or two we really loved this book, we so enjoyed the different characters and how separate adventures happened in each chapter, each character taking their turn to enjoy the pooled allowance to spend in their own way. We did find it amusing that nail varnish had been invented but not nail varnish remover ! How funny, everyone seemed to have an extreme reaction to nail varnish and hair cuts which was a lovely snapshot of what was acceptable at that time!
My daughter wondered whether they got a lot of pocket money or if things were cheaper in those days, but given they were spending 3 and a half lots of pocket money each week, we were suprised that they could afford an opera ticket, a circus trip and huge amount of food or a haircut and manicure! But practicalities aside this was a lovely theme for the book and gave the opportunity for them each to take the lead role in their chapter.
Despite our copy not having the author's illustrations we so enjoyed the story, we really enjoyed Mrs Oliphant's story of being kiddnapped by gypsies, Rush's trip to the opera, finding a homeless dog, and the end trip to a lighthouse was wonderful. I want to become a Melendy tomorrow please! We are waiting for the next book to arrive, hopefully tomorrow.
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Read information about the authorElizabeth 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 children's 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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