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Eloise Hardcover – Apr 30 1969

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (April 30 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067122350X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671223502
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1 x 28.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 89 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 model for uppity women."

-- Nina Totenberg (rawther important radio lady)



"Ooooooo....I just love Eloise! Thank you, Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. You're the bestest!"

-- Judy Blume (lovely author)



"My first happy response to Eloise was entirely due to the brilliant, iconic images. That brazen, loose-limbed, deliciosly little girl monster is Hilary Knight at his best."

-- Maurice Sendak (enormously famous artist)



"Thanks to Eloise, my daughter sought independence and mastery over her life. We loved reading this book, and we've never given it away."

-- Susan Sarandon (rawther grande actress)



"Eloise is one of the more delightfully fiendish literary heroines of our time."

-- Edward I. Koch (former NYC mayor!!!)



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

-- Lena Horne (movie star)

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By A Customer on Feb. 28 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is a very fun book. The story is imaginative and witty and the illustrations wonderfully whimsical. I bought this book for my little girl, remembering how much I loved it as a child when my first grade teacher read it to our class. Though I truly love this book, I can only give it 4 stars. This is because I must edit it as I read it to my daughter because I find some of the language used by the precocious Miss Eloise a bit offensive. By my count(done quickly), Eloise uses the phrase "for Lord's sake" six times and "Oh my Lord" five. In my home this is called "taking the name of the Lord in vain" and it's something your not suppoesed to do. It reduces the name of our Lord and Savior to a mere exclamation. I will still read this book with my child. When my daughter (now only 19 months)is old enough to understand, we will talk about how much we love Eloise but how it's not okay to take the name of the Lord in vain or terrorize one's tutor.
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By A Customer on June 17 2003
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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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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By A Customer on Aug. 13 2002
Format: Hardcover
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. Eloise is not a book to pick apart and analyze; you just have to hold on and have fun. She lives in a fantastic world born from imagination that would probably never be real, and in that world is endless entertainment. She inspiers indipendence, the importance of imagination, and embodies the free spirit of children everywhere. I would read this book to any child in hope of helping he or she cultivate his or her imagination.
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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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