by Kay Thompson
Illustrated by Hilary Knight
Eloise lives with her nanny at The Plaza Hotel in New York.
The daughter of extremely rich parents, she is left daily to her own devices.
She knows everything about The Plaza and everyone in it.
Henry James would want to study her. Queen Victoria would recognise 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).
Her antics are hilarious, her characterisation of those around her, perfect and whether you are about to fall in love with Eloise or you already adore her, you ought to have this book.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 64 pages, Full colour jacket
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 01/03/2000
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9780689827952
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Review by AnnieHidalgo
As an only daughter of a single musician dad at her age, I was more than a bit of an Eloise. Madeline was always the more admirable character - maybe it was the structure, or the fact that she actually lived in France - but Eloise's hijinks seemed like the kind of thing that every 6-year-old would do, given the chance. She was Fancy Nancy, before Fancy Nancy. (Or maybe FN is Eloise trying to imitate Madeline - but that's another book review.) I like Eloise, because unlike a lot of kid's books these days (I thinking here of David Shannon's "No, David" in particular, and similar works), Eloise is unconventional and spunky throughout, and does NOT end up ultimately tamed by the adults around her. Do you think she grew up and became Auntie Mame?