Just in time for her 60th anniversary, Eloise fans are sure to adore this Ready-to-Read boxed set that includes six beloved stories!
Ever since Eloise burst onto the scene at the Plaza Hotel in 1955, fans young and old have been charmed by her many heartwarming and hilarious adventures. Now young readers can take home Eloise’s touching and time-honored adventures like never before! This beautiful carry-along boxed set is filled with six favorite Ready-to-Read tales including Eloise Breaks Some Eggs, Eloise Has a Lesson, Eloise at the Wedding, Eloise and the Very Secret Room, Eloise and the Snowman, and Eloise’s New Bonnet.
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.