Reviews for Saturdays
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Spring
All four books about the intelligent, opinionated, imaginative, and endlessly curious Melendy kids have been reissued in hardcover with cheerful new cover art by Tricia Tusa. Thankfully, Enright's interior illustrations have all been retained. The books have an old-fashioned feel, but there's nothing sentimental about them. [Review covers these Melendy Quartet titles: [cf2]The Four-Story Mistake, The Saturdays, Spiderweb for Two[cf1], and [cf2]Then There Were Five[cf1] Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2002 September #5
Welcome Back! Old favorites are being reissued in force this fall. Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet follows siblings Mona, Rush, Miranda (Randy, for short) and Oliver. First published in 1941, The Saturdays kicks off the series and centers on the foursome's Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club (I.S.A.A.C.), an allowance-endowed venture formed so one lucky Melendy can enjoy a solo sojourn each week. In The Four-Story Mistake (1942) the family moves from their city brownstone to the country; Then There Were Five (1944) describes what happens when the siblings befriend an orphan; and in Spiderweb forTwo: A Melendy Maze (1951), when everyone else leaves for school, Randy and Oliver are left to solve a mystery. The author's charming pen-and-inks punctuate all four volumes. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.