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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.
|Title||:||Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
August 06, 2016
I've loved this author's book Then There Were Five for many years; it's a charming, old-fashioned tale of four siblings who live in a country home, during WWII. One of my GR friends alerted me to this 1951 sequel, which I had never heard of before, but luckily for me my local library had a copy.
November 04, 2017
I thought Elizabeth Enright could not keep up such good writing and storytelling over four books but I was wrong. This book was really engaging with a mystery to solve with clues and all the usual poetic details of seasonal nature, family dynamics, memories and humour we have grown to love in the...
July 15, 2011
Unlike the rest of the Melendy Quartet, this one's not really about the whole family: summer has ended, the older boys (Rush and Mark, who's an adopted Melendy now) are away at boarding school, and Mona is living in the city, where she's staying with Mrs. Oliphant, a family friend, and going to s...
January 19, 2015
Finishing this book made us a little melancholy. We've come to consider the Melendy family old and dear friends. I think each of my kids saw themselves in the four Melendy children, Mona, Rush, Randy and Oliver. Elizabeth Enright really knew how to tell a story. She had such a delightful way of p...
March 25, 2013
I've been listening to this gem while working in the garden, and I must say that Enright and gardens are a simply brilliant pairing. Nothing like being eyeball deep in daffodils and hearing Randy explain that flowers in the woods are white, while flowers in the fields are generally yellow.
July 05, 2011
07/11 I am growing to love this one as much as I love the rest of the Melendy series. Why, I wonder, did I snub it so firmly in my youth? Here's a quote that I adore from this one:
"The truth was that the young Melendys were acquiring a taste for old cemeteries. There was something very peaceful,...
January 13, 2009
This is a book that I loved growing up, and read a number of times. Unfortunately, my copy got destroyed in the Great Christmas Fire of 2002. My parents house caught fire on Christmas Eve, 2002 when a blizzard caused us to lose power and then candle left burning exploded and caused the fire. No o...
August 30, 2016
In this final volume of the Melendy quartet the older children are off to boarding school leaving Randy and Oliver behind. The younger children are bored without their lively family until a mysterious note arrives in the mail leaving clues to a scavenger hunt. The hunt not only promises a great r...
March 03, 2010
Though this one isn't quite up to the standards of the previous Melendy books, my lukewarm initial reaction quickly warmed up.
I adore Oliver and in this book, his personality became even stronger. Though the clues almost got old, the moments of discovery were well worth it.
And then the delightful...
June 11, 2011
The three elder siblings are off to boarding school leaving Randy and Oliver alone at home. But to help the months to summer go by somebody has arranged for a series of clues leading Randy and Oliver to all kinds of locations as they race to solve the puzzle. Final book in the quartet. The focus...