Eloise

Picture Books | April 30, 1969

byKay ThompsonIllustratorHilary Knight

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Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!

Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is already a Person.
Henry James would want to study her.
Queen Victoria would recognize her as an Equal.
The New York Jets would want to have her on their side.
Lewis Carroll would love her (once he got over the initial shock).
She knows everything about The Plaza. She is interested in people when they are not boring.
She has Inner Resources.
If you take her home with you, you will always be glad you did.

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. Here is everyone's favorite enfant terrible -- Eloise -- making life anything but dull, dull, dull. A true modern classic

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Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is already a Person. Henry James would want to study her. Queen Victoria would recognize her as an Equal. The New York Jets would want to have her on their side. Lewis Carroll would love...

Kay Thompson was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1911, the daughter of a local jeweler. She showed early promise as a pianist; she started to play the piano when she was four, and at sixteen played Franz Liszt with the St. Louis Symphony. Shortly afterward, she appeared as featured vocalist with a local dance band. Thompson went to Cali...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:68 pages, 11.12 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:April 30, 1969Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:067122350X

ISBN - 13:9780671223502

Appropriate for ages: 6

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Must this is a must for any little girl to have in their library.
Date published: 2011-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deliciously naughty! Having missed out on Eloise in my childhood, I now make sure to read it to my baby daughter. Eloise's hi-jinks are absolutely hilarious, but perhaps in real life, she would be a disagreeable one! However, it is great to live the high life vicariously through her. Charge it, please!
Date published: 2007-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a adorable book I read this book to my younger sister and I couldn't stop laughing. It was hilariously cute. All the mischief the little Eloise gets into. Wonderful book for anyone who is young or young at heart.
Date published: 2002-05-20

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From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently.

Here is everyone's favorite enfant terrible -- Eloise -- making life anything but dull, dull, dull. A true modern classic

Editorial Reviews

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

-- Lena Horne (movie star)