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Meet the Melendys! 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-and-a-half-year-old Randy, who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six.

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, just the same, a winning, timeless tale. The Saturdays is the first installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures.

Hardcover, 175 pages
ISBN-10: 003032825X
ISBN-13: 9780030328251
3 Book Reviews
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  • Sharon OryFriday, April 12, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    I’m 51, and I enjoyed The Saturdays every bit as much as when I read it in about 5th grade or so. Still one of my favorite books of all time! Never knew there were more books than that one. One chapter left of The Four Story Mistake and loving it every bit as much. About to order Then There Were Five.
    • campgracekid3
      campgracekid3Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 8:00 am33 stars
      I'm not finished with it yet, but so far it seems like a pretty good book:)
      • 20fgarrity
        20fgarrityTuesday, December 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm55 stars
        It's a story about four kids, a father, and a house keeper named Cuffy. They come up with an idea where they can all put their allowences together and do anything they want to do alone. Rush comes home with a dog,that they call I.S.A.A.C. after their idea - Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club. Randy meets a lady who got kidnapped by Fortune tellers. Mona comes home with bright red nails and a haircut. Oliver though, only 6, was thought to be so young, and small. The family wasn't sure if he could go all alone. But Oliver himself had other plans, going to the circus and taking a ride on a horse and carriage. This was an excellent book and I hope you read it. I also hope you enjoy it as much as I did.