Search Results: "Elizabeth Enright"


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THE SATURDAYS by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 9, 1941

"And each one is a personality in his or her right."
A delightful family story, built around an original pattern. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1959

"Literate and likable."
16 short stories (with a dividend in the title piece which improvises three variations on a curious Latin phrase) again display this author's qualities of grace and imagination, ability to pinpoint incidents sharply and to hold a mood or feeling firmly. Read full book review >

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THIMBLE SUMMER by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Aug. 18, 1928

I liked this story of the events through the summer months on a Wisconsin farm, events with enough element of surprise and adventure and yet sound in content and with a good deal about the round of activities, — barn raising, threshing, etc. The title comes from the feeling on the part of the small heroine that her finding of the thimble had brought luck to the farm. Read full book review >

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THEN THERE WERE FIVE by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Sept. 21, 1944

"There is a certain guilelessness about Elizabeth Enright's stories — but they leave you with a warm and pleasant glow."
Another Melendy story — the third in the series. Read full book review >

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DOUBLEFIELDS by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 26, 1966

"The collection on the whole has greater competence than consequence but it will be read, easily enough, by women."
This is a collection (circa ten each) of memories and short stories, the former rather sketchier than the latter, although there is a certain consistency to all of Elizabeth Enright's writing; it is prepossessing, discreet rather than subtle, responsive rather than thoughtful. Read full book review >

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GONE-AWAY LAKE by Elizabeth Enright
Released: April 24, 1957

"As their past unfolds it also leads to a bit of present reclamation and an other of the fascinating old houses becomes a possible future home for the Blakes."
An engaging family story by the author-illustrator of the Melendy adventures (see Spider Web for Two, etc.) takes Portia Blake, 10, through an exciting ummer of detecting and discovery with her 12 year old and very nature-minded cousin Julian Jarman. Read full book review >

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KINTU by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 1, 1935

"Text and pictures by the author combine delightfully."
A read-aloud book for the six, seven and eight year old; or a book that the youngster just graduating from primers will find good entertainment and simple enough in vocabulary for his abilities. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR-STORY MISTAKE by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 15, 1942

"This isn't as original a story as The Saturdays — but I loved it and feel as though the Melendys were here to stay."
This is a sequel to The Saturdays, so here is a chance to read more of the adventures of the entrancing Melendy family:- Mona, who wanted to be an actress, and gets her chance to do a bit part in radio in this book; Rush, who lived for his music — and helps the family exchequer by teaching some of the small fry at school; Randy, who learned not to look only backwards, but to get some of the fun of looking forward; and the irrepressible individualist, Oliver. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 26, 1955

"A selective audience here."
Some dozen and a half short stories commune with old age, youth, the "color of truth" and some "fierce small rebellions", and confront the reader with an unwinking observance of characters within their own limits, or a situation. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1946

"But one questions whether these are sufficiently distinguished or distinctive to override the lack of general popularity of the genus short stories in book form."
Net the quality in writing of say New Yorker level, but in theme and tenor, distinctly superior to the run-of-the-mill ladies' magazines (though a few of them appeared in Cosmo and Good Housekeeping). Read full book review >

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THE SEA IS ALL AROUND by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 10, 1940

"Nothing much happens, but nothing needs to, because the children and their doings and their conversation are so entertaining and so spontaneous."
The winner of last year's Newbery Award writes a charming story about ten-year-old Mab from Iowa, and the winter and spring spent with Aunt Belinda on Pokenick Island off the New England coast. Read full book review >

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SPIDERWEB FOR TWO by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Nov. 1, 1951

"Good fun for those who like to outguess the detectives."
Another Melendy adventure — first in quite a spell — this time a very light brain-teasing mystery in which rhymes and searches play a large part. Read full book review >