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									Hilary KnightHilary Knight
Hilary Knight's whimsical, humorous illustrations have given life to the classic characters Eloise and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Once he sets his pen to a story, he renders it so enchantingly that you can't imagine anyone else giving life to the book.

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Fact File

Hilary Knight
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
November 1, 1926
Place of Birth:
Long Island, New York
Studied at the Art Student's League and the New York School of Interior Design

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Selected Works

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								Eloise Takes a Bawth, Author: 
								Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight (Illustrator).

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Eloise Takes a Bawth
by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight (Illustrator)
An adventure 40 years in the making, Knight worked from his original sketches to drench this latest caper of the Plaza Hotel’s most rambunctious resident with soggy, sassy images Eloise fans will gleefully soak up.
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								Hilary Knight's Cinderella, Author: 
								Hilary Knight.
*  Where's Wallace? (1964)
*  Hilary Knight's Cinderella (1978)
*  The Twelve Days of Christmas (1981)
*  The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (by Edward Lear) (1983)
*  Side by Side: Poems To Read Together (verse compilation) (1988)
*  Happy Birthday (verse compilation) (1993)
*  Eloise Takes a Bawth (2002)

*  See the Hilary Knight chronology

The Best Book to Read First

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								Where's Wallace?, Author: 
								Hilary Knight.

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Where's Wallace?
by Hilary Knight
For a taste of Knight on his own, check out this delightful tale of a curious orangutan who takes advantage of a zookeeper's carelessness to get out and do some exploring. It's a great example of Knight's ability to create scenes bursting with life and detail.

Knight Shift

Creating unforgettable images for wee ones, Knight often finds himself working into the wee hours -- and happily so. As he put it to Barnes &, "My favorite way to unwind? . . . Well, I’m not wound very tightly to start with. I do love to work. I’m fascinated with the process of putting a book together, and when it’s all done I find it very hard to just let it go. But I manage."

*  Learn more in our interview with Knight

Knight's Best-Known Art

Knight's Inspirations

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								Eloise: The Absolutely Essential Edition, Author: 
								Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight (Illustrator).

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Eloise: The Absolutely Essential Edition
by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight (Illustrator)
This special edition of this 1955 Kay Thompson book featuring the Plaza's most precocious resident also features never-before-seen items from Knight's own Eloise collection.

*Meet Kay Thompson
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								Now We Are Six, Author: 
								A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator).

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Now We Are Six
by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
When asked which book most influenced his life, Knight first mentioned A. A. Milne's books. Now We Are Six "contained 'King Hilary and the Beggerman,' my personal favorite as a child," he told Barnes & He also recommends T.H. White's The Once and Future King. "A rare book is one that can attract a person with an active imagination or one with none at all -- that can ignite a spark in each of them."

*Once and Future King  by T. H. White