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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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About the Author
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
What People are Saying About This
"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)