The Melendy Family

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 490 ratings

The Saturdays Publisher's Summary

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.

©1941 Elizabeth Enright Gillham, renewed 1969 Robert M. Gillham (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Saturdays

    • By: Elizabeth Enright
    • Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent for children and adults

    • By Dale on 05-15-04

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Four-Story Mistake

    • By: Elizabeth Enright
    • Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 82

    Following up on the classic children's novel The Saturdays, Elizabeth Enright continues the engaging tale of the Melendy family (Mona, Rush, Randy, Oliver, Father, and Cuffy, the housekeeper) and their move from an old brownstone in New York City to a charming house in the country. Called the Four-Story Mistake for its odd look and confused architectural history, the house offers the Melendys wonderful quirks and surprises.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uncomplicated and endearing. Family-fun!

    • By Bob Vockins on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Then There Were Five

    • By: Elizabeth Enright
    • Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    With Father in Washington and Cuffy away visiting a sick cousin, almost anything might happen to the Melendys 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 Three; Mona's first rhubarb pie and all the canning; Randy's arrowhead; the auction and fair for the Red Cross.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We can't listen enough!

    • By WhitneyWill03 on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Spiderweb for Two

    • A Melendy Maze
    • By: Elizabeth Enright
    • Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    Randy and Oliver Melendy awake one morning full of gloom. Their brothers and sisters are away, the house seems forlorn and empty, and even Cuffy, their adored housekeeper, can't pick up their spirits. Will they have to face a long and lonely winter?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Problems with Recording

    • By Pam Daniels on 12-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95