Eloise (1955 book)

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Author Kay Thompson
Illustrator Hilary Knight
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young-adult fiction
Children's literature
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
1969 (re-release)[1]
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
ISBN 978-0671223502
OCLC 588120

Eloise (originally titled Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown-ups) is the first of the Eloise book series of written and drawn by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, respectively. It was published in 1955.[3] In 1969, the adult-oriented book was re-released as a children's book.[1] An audiobook version of Eloise, narrated by Bernadette Peters, will be released in October 2015 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the series.[2]


In 2003, Eloise was adapted into a live-action made-for-TV film, titled Eloise at the Plaza, produced by DiNovi Pictures and Handmade Films for Walt Disney Television with distribution handled by ABC Television Network. It was released on both VHS and DVD in the same year by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.


  1. ^ a b "Eloise by Kay Thompson". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "Bernadette Peters Will Narrate New Collection of "Eloise" Stories". Playbill. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Silvey, Anita. The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 241–. ISBN 9780547348896. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 

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