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If you
love love love
Eloise
(who doesn't?)
and you
cawn't cawn't cawn't
get enough of her
(who can?)
then you simply
MUST
have this
absolutely enormous
book
It has
everything Eloise
not just
The Absolutely
Essential

and jolie Paris
and fa la la la la
Christmastime
and dear gray Moscow
but a lovely
new dustjacket
by Mr. Knight
Even if you have
all the Eloise books
you need this one too
So charge it please and
THANK
YOU
VERY
MUCH

Kay Thompson (1909–1998) was a singer, dancer, vocal arranger, and coach of many MGM musicals in the 1940s. The Eloise character grew out of the voice of a precocious six-year-old that Miss Thompson put on to amuse her friends. Collaborating with Hilary Knight on what was an immediate bestseller, Kay Thompson became a literary sensation when Eloise was published in 1955. The book has sold more than two million copies to date. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight created four more Eloise books, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmas, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise Takes a Bawth.

Hilary Knight, son of artist-writers Clayton Knight and Katharine Sturges, was educated at the Art Students League, where he studied with Reginald Marsh. Besides the Eloise books, Hilary Knight has illustrated more than fifty books for children, six of which he wrote himself. He lives and works in New York City, not far from The Plaza Hotel.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 26, 2000)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689839900
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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The (London) Telegraph Magazine Ooooooooo I just love Eloise.

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