Eloise in Hollywood

Eloise in Hollywood

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by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight, Ted Enik, J. David Stem
     
 

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In 1957 on the set of Funny Face Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight first thought Eloise might go to Hollywood

Now forty-nine years later she'll finally have her silver screen debut

It's rawther extraordinary really
with apes and biplanes and thrills
and starring of course ELOISE

Here's the thing of it dahlings
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Overview

In 1957 on the set of Funny Face Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight first thought Eloise might go to Hollywood

Now forty-nine years later she'll finally have her silver screen debut

It's rawther extraordinary really
with apes and biplanes and thrills
and starring of course ELOISE

Here's the thing of it dahlings
Buy your popcorn now
and do find a seat quickly
The show is about to start
And you absolutely
cawn't miss it!

Editorial Reviews

Based on an idea tossed around by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight while on the set of Funny Face in 1957 and adhering closely to the original duo's style, this new tale follows Eloise as she heads west to visit her mother's Hollywood Movie Mogul friend. Fans will happily take the Concierge's advice: "Enjoy, Dahlings!" (ages 4 and up)
The November 2006 issue of Child magazine
Publishers Weekly
If your mother is even one-half worth her salt then sooner or later she's bound to make the acquaintance of a famous Hollywood Movie Mogul who will insist you simply must must must drop in for a visit." And that's how Eloise, Nanny, Weenie and Skipperdee land in glittering Hollywood in this rollicking if overlong caper penned by screenwriters Stem and Weiss, who competently mimic the distinctive voice created by Kay Thompson. Choosing the mode of transport favored by "many famous studio types," Eloise and her traveling companions board a train for Los Angeles, where the Mogul's chauffeur gives them a tour of the town's hot spots before delivering them to the pleasingly pink Hollywood Hills Hotel. Not surprisingly, the aspiring young actress manages to steal the show as she eventually (in the book's last third) gets her (brief) moment in the spotlight in a movie starring a "boy genius who solves crimes for the President." Enik's (Love and Kisses, Eloise) flourishes-filled, animated pen-and-ink illustrations feature pink and turquoise watercolor washes, and pay homage to Knight's Eloise art. A bustling, full-color gatefold reveals Eloise joyfully romping through a studio back lot. The text and pictures have a more contemporary feel than those in the original tales, but the creators have mostly kept the essentials intact, and that's rawther good news. All ages. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Daily Variety

"After [50] years, a rambunctious 6-year-old named Eloise is poised to become an overnight sensation in Hollywood and on the bookshelves."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442443228
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Eloise Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
70
File size:
37 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
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.
Ted Enik has illustrated Love and Kisses, Eloise and books based on The Magic School Bus. He lives in New York City.
J. David Stem and David N. Weiss wrote the screenplay for Rugrats in Paris and cowrote the screenplay for Shrek 2. They live in Los Angeles.
J. David Stem and David N. Weiss wrote the screenplay for Rugrats in Paris and cowrote the screenplay for Shrek 2. They live in Los Angeles.

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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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