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Eloise has sold more than two million copies and has made an indelible mark on American culture. Eloise: The Absolutely Essential Edition has every word and drawing from the original, plus a 16-page Eloise scrapbook, illustrated with never-before-seen photos, memorabilia, and sketches. Two-color illustrations. Illustrator tour.
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Maurice Sendak calls Eloise a "brazen, loose-limbed little monster." Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen finds her pathetic and lonely. Eloise gave Vanity Fair writer Marie Brenner "permission to rebel." Anyone who has been introduced to the eccentric 6-year-old who spends her days at large in New York's Plaza Hotel pouring water down the mail chute and managing her self-imposed responsibilities is fascinated, fascinated, fascinated. She is the only girl we know who feeds her turtle raisins and braids his ears, wears Kleenex boxes on her head (they make very good hats), and gets away with everything. Even if you have seven copies of the original Eloise, you may want to add The Absolutely Essential Eloise to your collection. In addition to the full splendor of the original 65-page Eloise story, this special edition includes an 18-page scrapbook, written by Marie Brenner, with "photographs of Miss Kay Thompson when she was young and fabulous and rawther like Eloise" and never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia, and sketches and stories from illustrator Hilary Knight. Anyone who adores Eloise and is intrigued by her talented creators should have this book within easy reach. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1955, renewed 1983 by Kay Thompson. Scrapbook text copyright 1999 by Marie Brenner. Used with permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 5 to 105) --Karin SnelsonFrom the Publisher:
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.END
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Deluxe Limited Edition. This is number 204 of only 250 numbered copies SIGNED BY KAY THOMPSON AND HILARY KNIGHT. The multi-talented Kay Thompson was born a Fink, but she changed her name and became a very successful composer, musician, actress, singer and author. Kay is best known for creating the Eloise books, which were said to be inspired by her goddaughter, Liza Minnelli, though Kay's indomitable spirit was unquestionably imbued in the character. But Eloise and Weenie and Skipperdee and all the others would not have taken such engaging forms and personalities if not for Hilary Knight's talented renderings. Try imaging another artist illustrating Eloise! It's fitting that both the author and the illustrator receive equal billing in this deluxe edition for having opened the "room on the tippy-top floor" of the Plaza Hotel for generations of readers throughout the world. Kay Thompson died before she could sign the other deluxe editions (larger printings, too) that followed. (Kay didn't do a lot of signing as it was.) The cloth book is Fine - no dust jacket, as issued - in the same red cloth slipcase, also Fine. Honestly, this very scarce edition looks brand new!. Signed by Author and Illustrat. Seller Inventory # 001070
Book Description Simon and Schuster. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978068980168601. Seller Inventory # 01978068980168601