Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$2.95
List price: $18.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse Children's Picture Books- A to Z

Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

by

Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups Cover

ISBN13: 9780671223502
ISBN10: 067122350x
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $2.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Here is everyone's favorite "enfant terrible"--Eloise--making life anything but dull, dull, dull. A true modern classic. Illustrations.

About the Author

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 2 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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Pokyshopper, January 16, 2013 (view all comments by Pokyshopper)
I shared this book with my own children, with my students when I was teaching, and now plan to pass it on to my granddaughter. The story is engaging, charming and timeless and I can't wait to read it again.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671223502
ill.:
Knight, Hilary
Author:
Knight, Hilary
Author:
Halpin, Abigail
Author:
Thompson, Kay
Author:
Guest, Elissa Haden
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Hotels
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Hotels, motels, etc
Subject:
Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
The Plaza Hotel; Eloise books; Eloise series; New York; six-year-olds; picture book; classic; Kay Thompson; kay tompson; Kay Tompson; precocious grown-ups; precocious children; New York City; girls interest; girls interests
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series:
Eloise
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
April 1969
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
68
Dimensions:
9.5 x 10 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
6-9

Other books you might like

  1. Eloise Takes a Bawth Used Hardcover $2.50
  2. Eloise: The Ultimate Edition Used Hardcover $5.95
  3. Eloise in Moscow Used Hardcover $10.50
  4. Madeline's Rescue Deluxe Edition... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. The Runaway Bunny Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. Fables Used Pamphlet $1.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Featured Titles » Kids Behaving Badly
Children's » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General

Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.95 In Stock
Product details 68 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9780671223502 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Here is everyone's favorite "enfant terrible"--Eloise--making life anything but dull, dull, dull. A true modern classic. Illustrations.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.