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Eloise [Hardcover]

Kay Thompson , Hilary Knight
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April 30 1969 Eloise
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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"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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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some people just don't get it... March 12 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
It is beyond me how anyone could have given this book any rating below 4 or 5 stars. Reading through some of the low rated comments I just can't help but feel that the people just didn't 'get' Eloise.
Eloise is a little girl living in a very adult world, and still she finds ways to be a child and to have a childhood.
No, she's not a role model for children, but I think they can understand that. My own children understood that they could never do the things that Eloise does, but they sure had fun thinking about what might happen if they did.
The last thing I want to say is that you have to remember these books were written in the late 1950s. After decades of politically correct, sickly sweet children's books it's easy to forget that there was a time when people wrote books for children that did not insult their intelligence.
Read Eloise... read Eloise in Paris... read all of them. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Little Tyrant June 13 2002
Format:Hardcover
The last time I was in NYC I walked past The Plaza Hotel and noticed a plaque proclaiming it a "literary landmark" as the home of Eloise. Therefore I had to read the book. What a disappointment!
Eloise could be the poster child for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). She has no contact with other children and does not attend school. She spends no time with her parents and is being razed by servents. We never once see her playing out side.
Huck Finn rebelled agents the absurdity of adult society and cruelty in general. Eloise embraces them! She lives on the top floor of The Plaze and her mother knows the owner. This gives her licensee to lord it over all around her. She calls room service and orders "two rasins and one strawberry leaf" and says "charge it." A child who has discovered she has the power to make adults look and act silly. Her tutor is a student who attends Andover and she insults and torments him because she considers him a bore. She knows she can get away with it because "My mother knows the dean!" This is a kid who really knows how things "work"!
But Eloise's privilage is her undoing. She has freedom most children can only dream about but her use of it is almost always self-distructive. She transcends normal childhood self-centeredness to become a bully.
Eloise always gets her way and is waited on hand and foot. I think that must be what appeals to the reader. It is not Eloise so much as her life style they find attractive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ELOISE IS THE BOMB!!! June 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Eloise is so funny,
she is a free spirt, and very accurate. She's here, She's there, She's everywhere. Recently, they made Eloise at the Plaza,(Rated 5 stars) And she's great.
Though I'm 10, and the age group is 6 and over, I LOVE IT. I have that and Eloise in Paris, and Eloise in Moscow (First Prinitng)

If you read this, you'll always be glad you did...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The absolutely essential book! April 21 2003
By Amanda
Format:Hardcover
I have always loved children's books and at seventeen, I am still quite a child myself. One of my dearest friends, whose name is Eloise and I swap children's books and so she leant me the Absolutely Essential Eloise. I do not care what others say about her being a 'brat' or whatnot, I love this book and the others! Eloise is exactly how anyone would want to live, having everything and doing anything. I would highgly recommend it to any adult who wants to capture their 'inner child' again. :D I love Weenie too because I love pug dogs.
My mother knows Coco Chanel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eloise- A Benevolent Baby or a Big Brat? Dec 11 2002
Format:Hardcover
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Eloise
By: Kay Thompson
Illustrated By: Hilary Knight
I read Eloise by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight. Eloise is a story for anyone who has lost their inner child in them and can't find it. Search no longer, Eloise is the perfect book for any age between young children and "precocious grown ups." I awarded Eloise four out of five stars because it was funny, impertinent, but also bratty.
As the story goes, Eloise is a six year-old girl living in The Plaza Hotel located in an urban city, and is very proud of it. Eloise takes advantage that The Plaza Hotel is an expensive, cushy, and is in an in an adult atmosphere. Most people staying at the Plaza are older men and woman with the exception of course, Miss Eloise. In the way she acts, Eloise is six going on seventeen, but as for true maturity, she is still a six year-old girl at heart. Eloise is a nuisance, spoiled, and just a bray in general. She lives on the top floor of the Plaza. The quickest way to get there is by taking the elevator. But of course, Eloise can't simply ride the elevator like a well-mannered, civilized person. Oh no. Miss Eloise rides the elevator as if it were an attraction at Disneyland that you ride over, and over, and over. Some other things that Eloise does are ordering strange meals from room service (a single raisin, for example) and bosses around Nanny, her nurse.
Eloise was funny because it brought out the kid in me. It reminded me of the familiar desire to want to act three times your age, the desire to want to be an independent person, and the wish of having all the toys in the whole, wide world. You could hear the voice of a young girl shining through the writing. Ms.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informed Parents
This is a very fun book. The story is imaginative and witty and the illustrations wonderfully whimsical. Read more
Published on Feb. 28 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Demanding Eloise
Eloise is a demanding character... she demands room service even as she demands your love. My mother read this first Eloise to me when I was 8, and I still love her at 18. Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2002 by "eeecka"
5.0 out of 5 stars Different Approach Kept Interesting
Loved the story! The illustrations and word placement on the pages kept my 8 eight year old reading. Will definitely buy more Eloise books.
Published on April 30 2002 by K. Marzo
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
After reading the other reviews I was excited to buy this book for my 6-year-old daughter. Eloise is spoiled and rude and lives a life that most kids I know would not understand. Read more
Published on April 3 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite
Eloise is a six-year-old girl that lives with her nanny in The Plaza Hotel, New York. In the book Eloise tells the reader all about herself, such as her daily activities, her room... Read more
Published on April 3 2002 by Megan Allyn
5.0 out of 5 stars OOOOOOOOO I love eloise
This a wonderful children's book!!!!
Published on Feb. 1 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars I always wanted to live in the Plaza.
How can I review this? Eloise was an integral part of my childhood, and I'm just happy she's back in print so I can give her to all my friend's children. Read more
Published on Dec 29 2001 by cathony
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Doesn't Love Eloise??
Eloise is a 6 year old who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York with her Nanny, turtle (Skiperdee), and her dog who looks like a cat (Weenie). Read more
Published on Dec 2 2001 by Erika Sorocco
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