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The Saturdays | [Elizabeth Enright]

The Saturdays

The four Melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn but comfortable brownstone in New York City. There's thirteen-year-old Mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-year-old Randy who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six-years-old.
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The four Melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn but comfortable brownstone in New York City. There's thirteen-year-old Mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-year-old Randy who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six-years-old.

Tired of wasting Saturdays doing nothing but wishing for larger allowances, the four Melendys jump at Randy's idea to start the Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club (I.S.A.A.C.). If they pool their resources and take turns spending the whole amount, they can each have at least one memorable Saturday afternoon of their own. Before long, I.S.A.A.C. is in operation and every Saturday is definitely one to remember.

Written more than half a century ago, The Saturdays unfolds with all the ripe details of a specific place and period but remains a winning, timeless tale.

Don't miss the other titles in the Melendy Quartet.

©1941 Elizabeth Enright Gillham, renewed ©1969 Robert M. Gillham; (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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"Enright has a quick eye for the unexpected, the amusing, and the beautiful in what might be just ordinary experiences." (The New York Times)

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    Dale Arlington, VA, USA 05-15-04
    Dale Arlington, VA, USA 05-15-04
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    "Excellent for children and adults"

    My family and I loved this book. I have a 10 year old son and a six year old daughter. We listen to audiobooks in the car, and some of them make us want to keep driving--this was one of them. It captivated both of my children with the humorous adventures of the Melendy children. We will download the next one in the series immediately!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Calgary, AB, Canada 08-10-04
    Kevin Calgary, AB, Canada 08-10-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Excellent for all ages!"

    Our whole family (kids 6 & 8) enjoyed this! It made travelling fun! (better than videos) Highly recommend - wish all the Melendy stories were available.

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    L Manlius, NY, USA 07-20-05
    L Manlius, NY, USA 07-20-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Lovely family story"

    What a delight to have these books to listen to, for both children and adults! Enright is a skilled, observent writer and her characters are REAL --nevermind that she wrote these books more than 60 years ago, the children are just as engaging and relevent today. The Melendys have varied interests and are great sibling role models without being unnatural. If you want a family story that everyone will enjoy, this series is a great place to start. (My only reserve is the "foreward" is a bit dull for those who don't yet know the books, and should really be an "afterword".)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Trisha Odessa, TX, USA 11-17-09
    Trisha Odessa, TX, USA 11-17-09
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    "Delightful!"

    This first book about the Melendy family is so fun! We found the rest of the series at the library, but this one wasn't available. We were thrilled to find it here at audible.com! This series is full of adventure for kids, and wholesome and very well written! Ms. Enright is a wordsmith, so listening is enjoyable, even for mom and dad! But my favorite thing about these books is that the Melendy children love each other. What a wonderful model for my own 4 kids, who imagine themselves right in the middle of the Melendy's adventures! It's hard to find books that demonstrate POSITIVE family relationships, so this one was a fabulous find!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Round Lake, IL United States 06-04-12
    Amazon Customer Round Lake, IL United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Wonderful Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! I love WWII era children's literature and this is a charming and lovely story!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That these kids run around WWII era NYC alone! I thought they were brave and so adventuresome. This story warms the heart and brings me back to my own childhood.


    What does Pamela Dillman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pamela Dillman does a wonderful job interpreting all the voices! I love her Mrs. Oliphant!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not just one moment, but that these kids' father loved them so much and trusted them enough to do the right thing.


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    Scott Bradenton, FL, United States 01-05-11
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    I struggle to find audio books that will appeal to all 3 of my kids aged 4 to 11 . Somehow the adventures of the Melendy children fit the bill and they have entertained us through several long drives. The stories are timeless, and I love the positive view of family they present. Here is a family that respects differences, makes up after quarrels and remains tightly bonded. Try out this first one and you may be hooked!

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