Then There Were Five

Then There Were Five

Book - 2002
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With the arrival of Mark Herron, an orphan whom the Melendys befriend in their usual wholehearted way, a summer already full of happenings reaches yet another level of richness and fun.

"All summer!" said Rush, with his mouth full. "Think of it. All summer long."
"All summer what?" Mona wanted to know.
"Just all summer," Rush said happily. "I mean this is only the beginning of it. Dams and swimming and the garden and picnics and hot days and all. Oh, boy."
"Sometimes it will rain. And sometimes we'll get stomach-aches. And sometimes Cuffy will be cross," said Oliver realistically.
Rush laughed. "A pessimist at seven."

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 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 story of a long and glorious summer in the country with the Melendy family.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2002.
ISBN: 9780805070620
Branch Call Number: j F ENRIGHT
Characteristics: 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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Jun 17, 2015

The whole series is fantastic, but this one is my favorite book in the Melendy quartet!

Jan 10, 2014

Mona, Rush, Randy and Oliver discover the world around their home.

A scrap drive turns becomes an adventure and they find new friends but there are dark places too.


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