The Four-Story Mistake

Version: Unabridged
Author: Elizabeth Enright
Narrator: To Be Announced
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics, Classics
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
Published In: February 2004
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Following up on the classic children's novel The Saturdays, Elizabeth Enright continues the engaging tale of the Melendys family—Mona, Rush, Randy, Oliver, Father, and Cuffy, the housekeeper—and their move from an old brownstone in New York City to a charming house in the country. Called the Four-Story Mistake for its odd look and confused architectural history, the house offers the Melendys wonderful quirks and surprises. And though they are disappointed about leaving the city, the four children soon become absorbed in the adventures of the country, discovering the many hidden attractions that the Four-Story Mistake has to offer!

Reviews (1)

A Good Wholesome Listen

Written by Janet Carter on February 1st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

My kids and I found this to be a great story. The adventures of the Melendy family provided much entertainment and insight into the world of the past.

Author Details

Author Details

Enright, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Enright was born in Oak Park, IL, on September 17, 1909. Her stories do not hide nor dwell on the pain, conflicts and disappointments of childhood but celebrate the joy, pleasure and love that are families. In 1939, Thimble Summer was awarded the Newbery Medal. Gone Away Lake gained three top honors over the years. In 1957 the book received the New York Herald Tribune's children's Spring Book Festival Award. It was also a 1958 Newbery Honor Book. In 1963, the American Library Association named Gone-Away Lake as the U.S. nominee for the international Hans Christian Anderson Award. In