But a surprise message in the mailbox starts a trail of excitement and adventure that takes them through the cold season. When summer comes around, the children have found 14 messages in all, and the end of the search brings them a rich reward.
Full of unforgettable moments and delightful twists of language, this fourth book in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet makes for a grand finale to an equally grand collection of stories.
"Elizabeth Enright has a quick eye for the unexpected, the amusing and the beautiful in what might just be ordinary experiences." (The New York Times)
"Elizabeth Enright's children are so real they seem to step right out of the pages to become one's closest friends. Don't miss them." (Chicago Sunday Tribune)
I, my children and now my grandchildren have read and loved this series for decades. OK - we know them by heart. Pamela Dillman does a great job of reading the stories, but someone in Audible Tech has messed up: the chapter on 'named for a jewel/named for a bird' is missing more than HALF that chapter's words. I don't think Audible an do anything about this since this book was recorded almost a decade ago. But you should know about this. It's disappointing but I still rely on Audible and ALL of the Melendy Series.
Great book, makes me think of my cabin with all the wonderful adventures.
Personally I think that this book is good for any age because it's full of exit net and wonder.
My favourite things about it is how they have to "follow" clues to get to the final clue.