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Then There Were Five is the third volume in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet series.
Siblings Mona (15-the aspiring actress), Rush (14 - the aspiring musician), Randy (12-and-a-half - the aspiring dancer), and Oliver (7 and three-quarters-who likes playing with army toys) have moved to the country and live with their father (who is away working on a secret World War II job) and housekeeper Cuffy in a house known as the "Four-Story Mistake." Over the summer, the siblings have numerous adventures: they create a swimming hole, find an arrowhead, learn to can, and most importantly, make a new friend in Mark Herron.
Written over half a century ago, The Melendy Quartet books are simultaneously a winning portrait of the mid-20th century, as well as a timeless tale of childhood fun. 177 pages, softcover.
|Title: #3: Then There Were Five|
By: Elizabeth Enright
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Square Fish
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.19 (inches)
|Weight: 9 ounces|
Series: Melendy Quartet
Stock No: WW376002
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.
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