Eloise in Paris

Eloise in Paris

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by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight
     
 

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Bonjour!
Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza...
Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything.
The effect is rawther extraordinaire. If you come to Paris with Eloise you will always be glad you did.
Eloise in Paris was first published in 1957, the second of the Eloise

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Bonjour!
Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza...
Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything.
The effect is rawther extraordinaire. If you come to Paris with Eloise you will always be glad you did.
Eloise in Paris was first published in 1957, the second of the Eloise quartet, and an immediate bestseller. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight traveled to Paris to research the book, and the illustrations are dotted with the celebrities they knew there: Richard Avedon takes Eloise's passport photograph; Christian Dior prods her tummy, while his young assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, looks on; Lena Horne sits at an outdoor café.
All four Eloise books by the late Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight — Eloise: The Absolutely Essential Edition, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmastime, and Eloise in Moscow — are now being reissued by Simon & Schuster.

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
If you are going to Paris France you have to turn into French and absolutely go wild. Obviously this is what Eloise does when her mysterious mother beckons. Richard Avedon must take her passport photos in New York. In Paris Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent must design her clothing. And zut, Eloise and Nahnee must linger at the same Parisienne café as Lena Horne. Mama is a no-show as usual, but Paris makes up for the loss in this delightful reprint from the Eloise saga. One can only look forward to the havoc Eloise wreaks upon cold war Moscow and Christmas in the final two books of the series. 1999 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689827044
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Eloise Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
102,137
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Kay Thompson (1909–1998) was a singer, dancer, vocal arranger, and coach of many MGM musicals in the 1940s. The Eloise character grew out of the voice of a precocious six-year-old that Miss Thompson put on to amuse her friends. Collaborating with Hilary Knight on what was an immediate bestseller, Kay Thompson became a literary sensation when Eloise was published in 1955. The book has sold more than two million copies to date. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight created four more Eloise books, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmas, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise Takes a Bawth.

Hilary Knight, son of artist-writers Clayton Knight and Katharine Sturges, was educated at the Art Students League, where he studied with Reginald Marsh. Besides the Eloise books, Hilary Knight has illustrated more than fifty books for children, six of which he wrote himself. He lives and works in New York City, not far from The Plaza Hotel.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 9, 1909
Date of Death:
July 2, 1998
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Washington University

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Eloise in Paris 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eloise in Paris is really funny. The pictures combined with the funny words ( and funny spelling) makes everyone laugh out loud. Like for instance: 'In Paris you simply cawn't cawn't cawn't get a good cup of tea. They simply do not boil he water here'. Cute, huh?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Je suis Me ELOISE' Think of this book as a combination French lesson and tour guide to Paris and Versailles, conducted by the inimitable Eloise. You've never had such fun! This book will be appealing to all of those who loved Eloise when they were chronologically young and are still young at heart. The book is a worthy sequel to the original Eloise by patterning the story as much as possible after the first book. Whether you have been to Paris or not, you will be delighted! A cablegram comes from Eloise's mother, and Eloise practically knocks the Plaza to its knees to get it. Then Nanny has to hold it far away to read the message. Eloise's mother wants them to come to Paris to get roses in their cheeks. Eloise telephones everyone at the Plaza to let them know she is going. There are many things to do including shopping, passports, vaccinations, and packing. Pretty soon they are on their way with 37 pieces of luggage. 'Everyone knew we were going, but no one cried.' Eloise, Nanny, Weenie (the pug), and Skipperdee (the turtle) fly by Sabena to Belgium (because it's the only airline that lets turtles fly with the people). From there, they take a helicopter to Paris. They are met there by Koki, the chauffeur of mother's lawyer. He takes them to the Relais Bisson, which is the only place Eloise stays in Paris. It is near the Seine so they can get the salty smell from the air. Mme. and M. Dupuis greet them. . . . But the Realais Bisson is not the Plaza. There is no elevator. The room is small. Eloise knows that she has to get outside to have a good time. And she sure does. But at night, she manages some of her usual fun by visiting all the rooms . . . just to make a few adjustments. Among her many exciting outside events are having a dress designed for her by M. Dior, dinner at Maxim's ('My mother knows Maxim' . . . and yes, she does charge the meal there.), and visits to every possible monument and public place. Along the way, she finds a novel use for French bread that I'll bet you never have tried. The scenes in Paris and Versailles are beautifully drawn by Hilary Knight in the original Eloise style. You'll love them. The book could easily double as a French language lesson. Eloise explains all kinds of french nouns and adjectives that are useful to travelers in a way that makes them easy to remember. 'Oh I absolutely miss the Plaza' and then it's time to go back. This time she has 114 pieces of luggage. 'J'aime beaucoup le Plaza' is her first comment upon returning. I think a hidden blessing of this book is that it will kindle an irresistible urge to visit Paris. If you read the book to your children when they are young, you will probably have an easier time recruiting them as traveling companions for a wonderful family vacation in France. If you already know French, you will also enjoy little jokes that are included in that language. If you do not know French, you'll still enjoy the book very much. After you have finished enjoying this wonderful book, I suggest that you think about how you can take a trip that will cause you to change your usual life style . . . so that you learn new ways of thin