Then There Were Five (The Melendy Quartet, Book 3)
With Father in Washington and Cuffy, their housekeeper, away visiting a sick cousin, almost anything might happen to the Melendy kids left behind at the Four-Story Mistake. In the Melendy family, adventures are inevitable: Mr. Titus and the catfish; the villainy of the DeLacey brothers; Rush's composition of Opus 3; Mona's first rhubarb pie and all the canning; Randy's arrowhead; the auction and fair for the Red Cross. But best of all is the friendship with Mark Herron, which begins with a scrap-collection mission and comes to a grand climax on Oliver's birthday.
Here is Elizabeth Enright's classic story of a long and glorious summer in the country with the resourceful, endearing Melendy bunch.
Then There Were Five is the third installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures.
Written more than half a century ago (1941), The Melendy Quartet series unfolds with all the ripe details of a specific place and period but remains, just the same, a winning, timeless tale.
This series has been translated into numerous languages throughout the world, and the stories have been known and loved by many for generations.
Perfect for summer reading!
We have this entire series available:
The Saturdays (Book 1)
The Four-Story Mistake (Book 2)
Then There Were Five (Book 3) (pictured here)
Spiderweb for Two (Book 4)
The Melendy Quartet Set (Books 1-4)
"Enright has a quick eye for the unexpected, the amusing and the beautiful in what might be just ordinary experiences." The New York Times
"The Melendys are the quintessential storybook family...[their] ardent approach to living is eternally relevant." Publishers Weekly
The stories in this series are all about childhood adventures and creative thinking - one of our favorite combinations for good, old-fashioned fun!
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