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Eloise, subtitled "A book for precocious grown-ups", is a picture book, written by Kay Thompson, and illustrated by Hilary Knight. It is the first book in the Eloise series. The book was later turned into a film, entitled Eloise at the Plaza. It was released in 2003 on VHS and DVD.

Eloise is a six-year-old girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel. The book starts with: "I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza." The book then goes on to describe Eloise, Nanny, her "rawther" British nanny, her dog Weenie who looks like a cat, and her turtle Skipperdee who eats raisins and wears sneakers. And Eloise gets up to all sorts of mischief.

Reader's Reviews[]


I think that Eloise is quite rude! But anyhow, I like it. I think it is very, very, very, very, interesting. (Sapphire, age 8)


I like Eloise she is rawther cool if I do say so myself. Toralei (13)


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Parental Guidance[]

  • Reading Age: 7+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 6+


If you like this you might like[]

  • Other books in the Eloise series.

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