Eloise: The Ultimate Edition

Eloise: The Ultimate Edition

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Eloise has been delighting readers for more than sixty years—though she’s still not a day over six.

Eloise is a very special little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. She may not be pretty yet, but she’s definitely already a real person. She loves learning about people who aren’t boring. Take Eloise home with you and she’ll introduce you to life at The Plaza. You’ll be glad you did!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689839900
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/01/2000
Series: Eloise Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 259,469
Product dimensions: 7.69(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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.

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


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What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Eloise is one of the more delightfully fiendish literary heroines of our time."

— Edward I. Koch (former NYC mayor!!!)

"Eloise is a model for uppity women."

— Nina Totenberg (rawther important radio lady)

"Thanks to Eloise, my daughter sought independence and mastery over her life. We loved reading this book, and we've never given it away."

— Susan Sarandon (rawther grande actress)

"Ooooooo....I just love Eloise! Thank you, Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. You're the bestest!"

— Judy Blume (lovely author)

"My first happy response to Eloise was entirely due to the brilliant, iconic images. That brazen, loose-limbed, deliciosly little girl monster is Hilary Knight at his best."

— Maurice Sendak (enormously famous artist)

"Eloise, Kay, and Hilary have been in my life always. And her pug puppy is in my heart. What memories!"

— Lena Horne (movie star)

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