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Elizabeth Enright (1907–1968)

Teoksen UPONNUT JÄRVI tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

UPONNUT JÄRVI (1957) 2,425 kappaletta
Thimble Summer (1938) 2,040 kappaletta
The Saturdays (1941) 1,674 kappaletta
The Four-Story Mistake (1942) 1,093 kappaletta
Return to Gone-Away (1961) 1,050 kappaletta
Then There Were Five (1944) 868 kappaletta
Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze (1951) 755 kappaletta
Tatsinda (1963) 138 kappaletta
The Melendy Family (1944) 52 kappaletta
Zeee (1965) 42 kappaletta
The Sea Is All Around (1940) 29 kappaletta
Borrowed Summer (1946) 10 kappaletta
The Moment Before the Rain (1951) 10 kappaletta
Kintu: A Congo Adventure (1935) 7 kappaletta
A Christmas Tree for Lydia (1951) 7 kappaletta
I.S.A.A.C. (1963) 5 kappaletta
Kees and Kleintje (1934) — Kuvittaja — 5 kappaletta
Kees (1930) — Kuvittaja — 4 kappaletta
Melendy Quartet 1 kappale

Associated Works

Ten Tales of Christmas (1972) — Avustaja — 146 kappaletta
Best in Children's Books 23 (1959) 56 kappaletta
Point of Departure (1967) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1954 (1954) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Sails Set for Treasure Land (1953) — Kuvittaja — 2 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Gillham, Elizabeth Wright Enright
Wainscott Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Wainscott, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Art Students League of New York
Parsons School of Design
teacher (Barnard College ∙ creative writing)
children's book author
children's book illustrator
short story writer
book critic
Wright, Frank Lloyd (uncle)
Barney, Maginel Wright (mother)
Enright, Walter J. (father)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Elizabeth Enright's mother, Maginel Wright Enright, was a popular magazine and children's book illustrator, and her father, Walter J. Enright, was a political cartoonist. The couple divorced when Elizabeth was 11 years old, and she was sent to a boarding school in Connecticut. She spent summers on Nantucket and on her uncle Frank Lloyd Wright's farm in Wisconsin, locations she later used in some of her works. She studied dancing for time under Martha Graham, and attended the Art Students League of New York, Parsons School of Design, and studied art in Paris. In 1930, she married Robert Gillham, an advertising executive, with whom she had three sons. She created her first book, Kintu: A Congo Adventure, in 1935. Among her beloved children's books are those featuring the Melendy family, including The Saturdays (1941). Elizabeth Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in national publications such as The New Yorker, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s, and The Saturday Evening Post. She also taught creative writing at Barnard College and reviewed children's literature for The New York Times. writing. She won many awards in her career, including the 1939 Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer and a 1958 Newbery Honor for Gone-Away Lake.



Help with two books!, Name that Book (toukokuu 2016)
Unknown title, Name that Book (elokuu 2010)


Eleven-year-old Portia is taking the train with her younger brother Foster to their Aunt & Uncle's farm for their usual summer vacation. Her cousin Julian shares her interest in exploring outdoors, and knows quite a lot of natural history. They come across a swamp, and meet some elderly siblings living an old-fashioned existence, without electricity or running water, in their former family lake homes. They are fascinating characters, and sometimes an entire chapter consists of one of the elders telling a story about their childhood. Mrs. Cheever shares her knowledge of swamp plants, "Pin" Peyton lets them help with the goats and chickens, and they let the 2 youngsters make a clubhouse out of another lake home. Portia and Julian keep their activities a secret, but Foster follows them one day and gets stuck in the swamp.
Portia starts out as a strong character, but by the end of the book she is devoting her time to play housekeeping and an interest in dolls, having fallen into stereotyped roles once another neighbor girl joins them. In general, though, I think this book presents a summer vacation that most kids would be envious of, and would enjoy reading about.
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juniperSun | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 22, 2023 |
A few hours after nine-year-old Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble in the dried-up riverbed, the rains come and end the long drought on the farm. The rains bring safety for the crops and the livestock, and money for Garnet's father. Garnet can't help feeling that the thimble is a magic talisman, for the summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways.

There is the arrival of Eric, an orphan who becomes a member of the Linden family; the building of a new barn; and the county fair at which Garnet's carefully tended pig, Timmy, wins a blue ribbon. Every day brings adventure of some kind to Garnet and her best friend, Citronella. As far as Garnet is concerned, the thimble is responsible for each good thing that happens during this magic summer--her thimble summer.… (lisätietoja)
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PlumfieldCH | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 23, 2023 |
With Father in Washington and Cuffy, their housekeeper, away visiting a sick cousin, almost anything might happen to the Melendy kids 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 classic story of a long and glorious summer in the country with the resourceful, endearing Melendy bunch.
Then There Were Five is the third installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures.
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PlumfieldCH | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2023 |
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.
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PlumfieldCH | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2023 |



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