Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805070606, 192pp.
Publication Date: January 22, 2008
Four reasons to cheer!
Meet the Melendys! Mona, the eldest, is thirteen. She has decided to become an actress and can recite poetry at the drop of a hat. Rush is twelve and a bit mischievous. Miranda is ten and a half. She loves dancing and painting pictures. Oliver is the youngest. At six, he is a calm and thoughful person. They all live with their father, who is a writer, and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, who takes on the many roles of nurse, cook, substitute mother, grandmother, and aunt.
Elizabeth Enright’s Melendy Quartet, which captures the lively adventures of a family as they move from the city to the country, are being published in new editions. Each of the books features a foreward and signature black-and-white interior illustrations by the author. Popular artist Tricia Tusa provides irresistible new cover art that will appeal to today’s readers.
"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