THE SATURDAYS by Elizabeth Enright

The four Melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn, but comfortable, brownstone in New York City.  There is thirteen-year-old Mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-year-old Randy (Miranda), 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, also known as I.S.A.A.C.  If they pool their allowances and take turns spending the entire 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.  The Saturdays is the first book in the delightful Melendy Quartet.

Join the fun on Sunday, May 5th at 2 PM when we discuss this entertaining book and enjoy some snacks.