Item description for Eloise: UN Libro Para Adultos Precoces Sobre Una Nina Que Vive En El Hotel Plaza by Hilary Knight Kay Thompson...
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.
Outline Maurice Sendak calls Eloise a "brazen, loose-limbed little monster." Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen finds her pathetic and lonely. Eloise gave Vanity Fair writer Marie Brenner "permission to rebel." Anyone who has been introduced to the eccentric 6-year-old who spends her days at large in New York's Plaza Hotel pouring water down the mail chute and managing her self-imposed responsibilities is fascinated, fascinated, fascinated. She is the only girl we know who feeds her turtle raisins and braids his ears, wears Kleenex boxes on her head (they make very good hats), and gets away with everything. Even if you have seven copies of the original Eloise, you may want to add The Absolutely Essential Eloise to your collection. In addition to the full splendor of the original 65-page Eloise story, this special edition includes an 18-page scrapbook, written by Marie Brenner, with "photographs of Miss Kay Thompson when she was young and fabulous and rawther like Eloise" and never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia, and sketches and stories from illustrator Hilary Knight. Anyone who adores Eloise and is intrigued by her talented creators should have this book within easy reach. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1955, renewed 1983 by Kay Thompson. Scrapbook text copyright 1999 by Marie Brenner. Used with permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 5 to 105) --Karin Snelson
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Reviews - What do customers think about Eloise: UN Libro Para Adultos Precoces Sobre Una Nina Que Vive En El Hotel Plaza?
Spunky, Sweet, & Super fun! Aug 8, 2008
Eloise At The Plaza is absolutely one of the best books you can find for children. Sure, the character isn't very polite, but when reading Eloise to a child, you can point out Eloise's downsides and laugh about her good sides, for she has many of them. I am a teenager, and I first read Eloise when I was six, actually. I got Eloise At Christmastime as a birthday gift. I have read all of the Eloise books except Eloise Takes A Bawth, of which I've read excerpts & seen in stores.
Eloise is a great character to reminisce over and have a great laugh with. These timelessly classic books are sure to bring a smile to your face and a thump to your heart. Eloise rocks! xoxox
My little ones found it disturbing Jul 17, 2008
My 6 year old received this as a birthday gift. I thought: wow, great, very nostalgic. After reading it to her, she gave me a funny look and said "I didn't like that". While it does have some charming moments, she seemed to us to be a sad and lonely little girl. Her fantasy about her doll getting in an accident and gushing blood and being sawn in pieces was really too graphic for my children, even though they knew it was being made up. Just found it sort of depressing. Where are the parents?
not what I want my child to emulate. May 12, 2007
interesting to read as an adult. Wouldn't want to read to a young child.
ooh I just love Eloise! Aug 12, 2006
Awesome book! Totally loved it--my three year old finds her fascinating. "Why does she want to pour a pitcher of water down the mail chute, mommy?" She's a naughty girl but such a wonderfully creative and self reliant one! I think she is a great role model for my little girls!
Mother of Two Apr 10, 2006
I would think someone who would be offended by the style in which "Eloise" is written would be "smart" enough to know that the expression is "for all intents and purposes" and not "intensive purposes."