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Eloise series

Eloise is a series of children’s books written in the 1950s by Kay Thompson (1909–1998) and illustrated by Hilary Knight (born 1926).

Books in the Eloise series:

The Absolutely Essential Eloise (1999)

Six-year-old Eloise lives in the sophisticated Plaza Hotel along with a singing nanny and a cat-looking dog. All day long, Eloise explores the hotel and its inhabitants, filling her days with great adventures. This special edition includes information about the further adventures of Eloise and her creators.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise (1955)

Eloise is six. She lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and has a wonderful time.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise at Christmastime (1958)

It’s Christmastime at the Plaza Hotel and Eloise is making things merry.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise at Christmastime (1999)

It’s Christmastime and Eloise is stirring things up at the Plaza Hotel.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise in Moscow (1959)

Eloise visits the capital of Russia and shakes things up.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise in Paris (1957)

Eloise invades the city of light.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise Takes a Bawth (2002)

Eloise takes a bath and converts the Plaza Hotel ballroom into a fair approximation of Venice.

Author: Mart Crowley
Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise’s Christmas Trinkles (2007)

This shorter book was adapted from Eloise’s adventures at Christmastime.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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Eloise’s Guide to Life (2000)

A collection of short selections from the Eloise canon.

Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight

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