Each vignette is so special. There is an abundance of detail so glorious to children who have, in reality, very little autonomy or adventure outside of home and school. Even the Melendy home captures the imagination with one floor entirely overrun by the children's games and hobbies. And the lighthouse! I will be ordering the next few volumes ASAP.
A fun and wonderful book! Fans of "The Penderwicks" and "The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street" will love this.
I did not read this book as a child. As an adult, I loved it! I highly recommend this book starting with 4th grade and up to adults. This book was mentioned in the article, More Kid Books to Reread and Love, in the Sunday Minneapolis Star Tribune July 30, 2017. It's about the adventures of four siblings living in New York during the 1940's. Great book!
I read the Melendy books soooooo many times growing up, and I am so happy I stayed up until 3am to discover that I think this book is still just as awesome as it was when I was 10. I'm even happier that it holds up to modern adult reading without feeling particularly dated.
Great kids book about a close-knit family of 4 siblings that work together to help each other out, discovering that sometimes it's better to be in the company of others rather than do things by themselves. Full of adventure, about a time we can only dream about (NYC in the 1940's, when 10 year olds could roam the streets alone without fear). First book in the series, and I enjoyed them all! My class of 5th and 6th graders also loved the book!
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