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KAY THOMPSON'S ELOISE

Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight

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ISBN 10: 067122350X / ISBN 13: 9780671223502
Published by Simon & Schuster c. 1970, New York, 1970
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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8 x 11 in. White paper boards. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; one corner lightly bumped, no wear. Binding tight and text spotless. DJ is VERY GOOD ; clipped, Clean but has two tea/coffee spots. Spine sunned, edges chipped. Child. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 30096

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Title: KAY THOMPSON'S ELOISE

Publisher: Simon & Schuster c. 1970, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: 20th printing.

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Synopsis:

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.

Review:

"I am Eloise/I am six." So begins the well-loved story of Eloise, the garrulous little girl who lives at New York's Plaza Hotel. Eyebrow raised defiantly, arm propped on one jutting hip, Eloise is a study in self-confidence. Eloise's personal mandate is "Getting bored is not allowed," so she fills her days to the brim with wild adventures and self-imposed responsibilities. An average Eloise afternoon includes braiding her pet turtle's ears, ordering "one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons" from room service, and devising innovative methods of torture for her guardians.

Eloise's exploits are non-stop, and--accordingly--the text uses nary a period. Kay Thompson perfectly captures the way children speak: in endless sentences elongated with "and then ... and then ... and then... " Hilary Knight's drawings illustrate Eloise's braggadocio and amusement as well as the bewilderment of harassed hotel guests. Eloise's taunts are terrible, her imagination inimitable, her pace positively perilous. Her impertinence will delight readers of all ages. (Ages 5 and older)

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