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Description - Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright

The Melendys all live with their father, who is a writer, and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper. Enright's Melendy Quartet, which captures the lively adventures of a family as they move from the city to the country, is now available in new editions. Illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312376000
ISBN-10: 0312376006
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 134mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Square Fish
Publisher: Square Fish
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Enright

Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but spent most of her life in or near New York City. Her mother was a magazine illustrator, while her father was a political cartoonist. Illustration was Enright's original career choice and she studied art in Greenwich, Connecticut; Paris, France; and the Parson's School of Design in New York City. After creating her first book in 1937, she developed a taste, and quickly demonstrated a talent, for writing. Throughout her life, she won many awards, including the 1939 John Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer and a 1958 Newbery Honor for Gone-Away Lake. Among her other beloved titles are her books about the Melendy family, starting with The Saturdays, published in 1941. Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in The New Yorker, The Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, The Yale Review, Harper's, and The Saturday Evening Post. She taught creative writing at Barnard College. Translated into many languages throughout the world, Elizabeth Enright's stories are for both the young and the young at heart.

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