ELOISE

Thompson, Kay

ISBN 10: 067122350X / ISBN 13: 9780671223502
Editorial: Simon & Schuster, 1970
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA (Tintern, MON, Reino Unido)

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Circa 1970. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A book for precocious grownups, about a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel. Large format. White boards with red titles. Two-tone illustrations. 16th printing. White boards are stained. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial wrapper is edge-worn with a few small chips and is grubby to rear panel. [S]. N° de ref. de la librería 1808932

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Título: ELOISE

Editorial: Simon & Schuster

Año de publicación: 1970

Encuadernación: Hardback

Ilustrador: Knight, Hilary

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

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Sinopsis:

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!

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.

Review:

"I am Eloise/I am six." So begins the well-loved story of Eloise, the garrulous little girl who lives at New York's Plaza Hotel. Eyebrow raised defiantly, arm propped on one jutting hip, Eloise is a study in self-confidence. Eloise's personal mandate is "Getting bored is not allowed," so she fills her days to the brim with wild adventures and self-imposed responsibilities. An average Eloise afternoon includes braiding her pet turtle's ears, ordering "one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons" from room service, and devising innovative methods of torture for her guardians.

Eloise's exploits are non-stop, and--accordingly--the text uses nary a period. Kay Thompson perfectly captures the way children speak: in endless sentences elongated with "and then ... and then ... and then... " Hilary Knight's drawings illustrate Eloise's braggadocio and amusement as well as the bewilderment of harassed hotel guests. Eloise's taunts are terrible, her imagination inimitable, her pace positively perilous. Her impertinence will delight readers of all ages. (Ages 5 and older)

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