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Eloise pdf Eloise, ebook Eloise, epub Eloise, doc Eloise, e-pub Eloise, Eloise 47ec62dc977 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


10 thoughts on “Eloise

  1. says:

    This book should be titled How to be a spoiled little bitch I asked my little boy if he s like to read some books the other day, and he brought over this one, asking if I d read it next I d never read it before, which is fine with me I like to read him new books Too much repetition can get wearying to me But this book Seriously It pissed me off I ve read bad children s books before Books with bad stories Books that were nausiating with sweetness and love Books that were obviously just a vehicle for someone to poke their religion into an unsuspecting child But this one actually made me want to rage quit What bothers me than anything is that this is a classic book I m guessing a lot of you grew up reading it I just looked online and found hundreds of reviewers gushing about how charming and Mawhvelous a character Eloise is But she s not Eloise is a little bitch She s six years old, and uses the Plaza as her personal playground She bothers people in the lobby She bothers people in the elevators She says one of her favorite things to do is run down the hallway with sticks, hitting the doors of other guests She crashes other people s weddings The manager of the hotel says she s a nuisance But he says it with a forced smile on his face Why Because Eloise tells us that her mom knows the owner which is apparently why she lives in the penthouse and gets to do whatever she wants.And that s it That s the whole story, just her running around, amusing herself, making up games, and being a little monster Forever Where are her parents She has none A father is never mentioned at all, and her mother is away somewhere, busy meeting important people My mother knows Coco Chanel Instead she has a nanny A nanny who apparently spends most of the day up in the penthouse sniffing glue, because Eloise is never supervised when she s running around the hotel There s no moment when she feels compassion for anyone No moment where she doesn t get her way No one ever criticizes her At the end of the book she thinks to herself, Maybe tomorrow I ll pour a pitcher of water down the mail chute The end No moral She doesn t learn anything Doesn t change She is just a little bitch Here s the one thing I ll say for it Back when it was written, in the early 50 s, it was probably wonderfully refreshing for little girls to see a little girl misbehaving A little girl with power A little girl living a wish fulfillment life where she does whatever she likes, never gets in trouble, everyone has to be nice to her, and she eats room service ever day But today, in 2013 Do you honestly think that s something kids need to learn Fuck no You know what Eloise reminds me of She reminds me of a stereotypical American The sort of American that people believe in over in Germany and Spain and China She is loud, spoiled, rude, and entitled And she never, ever gets in trouble No one ever even speaks a hard word to her I m not saying this book doesn t has it s charming parts The voice is good The art is good The book wouldn t have been a success without those things But is it a good book for children in this day and age No No it really isn t Not unless you re trying to show your kids a good example of how to act like total little unlovable bastards.Let s just be clear here Eloise isn t precocious she s not a scamp She is a little monster She s the sort of child that if you saw her in real life, you d look up at her parents who would probably be ignoring her while sipping half decaf lattes and thumb typing on their iphones and say, Hey You Yeah you Get over her and control your fucking demon spawn of a child She just tipped over a magazine rack and is pouring all the cream into the toilet What Yes I d say that is your problem No No, she s not a free spirit You re a careless idiot She s your responsibility Be a goddamn parent for five minutes and institute some discipline And then I would just start choking people until I went to jail So yeah Didn t like this book much I don t recommend it.


  2. says:

    FIVE EXPANSIVE BOOKS SET IN CLOSE QUARTERS 5 This summer, the Wall Street Journal asked me to pick five books I admired that were somehow reminiscent of A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW To that end, I wrote on five works in which the action is confined to a small space, but in which the reader somehow experiences the world Here is 5 On the second page of Kay Thompson s Eloise, our intrepid young heroine is seen entering New York s Plaza Hotel with a fitting salute to the doorman and that is the last we see of the outside world For the remainder of the book, we remain at Eloise s side, as she wreaks havoc in every nook and cranny of the hotel Eloise may entertain children, but it enlightens adults For claustrophobia is a malady of the mature To gain its foothold on the human consciousness, claustrophobia needs an ebbing of the imagination, curiosity, and self assurance Eloise, who has seen no ebb in any of these traits, finds plenty to entertain herself within the walls of the Plaza As we turn the pages, she generously reminds us that should we ever feel the least bit stir crazy, thermostats can be adjusted, sweets can be pilfered, ladders can be scampered up, formal affairs attended without invitation, and when all else fails Paper cups are very good for talking to Mars Then when your busy day is done, you get room service But don t forget to tell the person of the other end of the line And charge it please


  3. says:

    I am giving this five stars because Eloise has so much VOICE it is unbelievable and deeply touching slightly disturbing, slightly heartbreaking humorous then obnoxious, then endearing Knight s illustrations capture all of this perfectly I believe there are many interpretations to Eloise s story For one, it is full of the imaginings of childhood and the delicious freedom of having an entire hotel in which to pursue one s whims For another, it is the story of a very naughty little girl who annoys pretty much anyone in her path but gets away with it because she is spoiled and her mother pays for everything Personally, I found it a remarkably tender and tragic story about a six year old girl who is forced to grow up in a hotel, parented by her nanny, befriending only those who work at the hotel, while her mother galivants across Europe meeting Coco Chanel and buying ATT stock Now, I am not excusing Eloise s horrid behavior, but I do think it has some foundations in lack of parenting It is heartbreaking to see Eloise is always packed and ready in case her mother should send for her if there is sun in France Or that is is always emulating the speech patterns of her nanny clearly the biggest influence in her life Since being bored is not allowed, Eloise devises the most crazy games some of them are innocent and adorable using plastic cups in the bath to call Mars and others are quite obnoxious pouring water down the mail chute, banging sticks along the doors of hotel guests Don t get me wrong, there is a lot of humor in this story some of Eloise s phrases are laugh out loud funny and the illustrations are a riot, but overall I just felt it was a very sad sort of story I couldn t quite believe that Eloise is truly happy.FOR GROWN UPS, PLEASE READ ON reference to drugs and alcohol in following quotes I am curious to learn about Thompson s intent, especially as the subtitle is A book for precocious grownups On the Eloise website it addresses some of the changes, and apparently it WAS a book for grown ups originally Over the years, there have been editing changes to the text of the story These changes took place at different points in time Edits were made, perhaps as the book moved to the children s genre although Eloise still has a gin bottle in her room page 20 21 Here are the changes from the original 1955 release and today Page 33 Here s what I like to do Make things up Here s what I hate Peter Rabbit The reference to Peter Rabbit has been removed and now just reads Here s what I like to do Make things up Note, there is Here s what I hate Howdy Doody on page 60 that has remained.Page 41 Removed is a small picture of Eloise stepping on the floor pedal to flush a toilet The caption reads I go to the Powder Room as often as I can You just step on it Page 43 There are absolutely nothing but rooms in the Plaza now reads There are absolutely nothing but rooms in the Plaza Ooooooooooooo I absolutely love the Plaza Page 50 My mother knows Lily Dach now reads My mother knows Coco Chanel More people must know the famous designer Chanel than Dach , a French born milliner who established a flourishing hat business in the United States with made to order creations.Page 51 Referring to her mother, Eloise states She goes to Europe and Paris And when she goes to Miami she stays at the Roney and sends for me if there s some sun now reads She goes to Europe and Paris and sends for me if there s some sun On the same page, as Eloise talks about her mother s laywer, she finishes with Here s what he likes Martinis Here s what I like Grass That now reads Here s what he likes Martinis Here s what I like Dandelions Kay Thompson addressed this change in the 1969 The New York Times article Pity the Plaza Eloise Is Back in Town There s a whole generation grown up in the last decade that will be looking at her with fresh eyes, Thompson said happily The wife of a young friend of mine read Eloise recently and where she talks about her mother s lawyer it says, Here s what he likes Martinis Here s what I like Grass Do you know she asked me if I meant marijuana, I told her no but to read it any way she wanted to Methinks Thompson was not the typical children s book author haha Full article


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    I know that Kay Thompson s and Hilary Knight s Eloise is considered both a classic and for many seemingly a personal and nostalgic favourite and also very much a slice of genuine New York City life, as Eloise s place of residence, the Plaza, is a bona fide Midtown Manhattan luxury hotel And if I simply look at Eloise as a character, as a person, as a child, I do see much to cherish and to tenderly if not even glowingly appreciate her voice, her imagination, her often delightful games and that she really always finds ways to entertain herself, to make life fun and interesting for her However, and this is quite a massive, fraught with intense frustration however, as an older adult, I do NOT in any way find Eloise either all that humorous or even all that inherently sweet, but mostly both rather majorly depressing and saddening, and actually generally anger inducing Because and in my humble opinion, first and foremost, little Eloise is for all intents and purposes a sadly neglected and willfully unparented child, a poor little rich girl whose often absent and careless mother seems to spend much of her time traipsing around the world, leaving Eloise basically and constantly alone at the Plaza Hotel, cared for by a nanny and generally surrounded by ONLY adults who not only cannot take the place of a parent, but who as employees of the Plaza Hotel also generally would probably not even dare to discipline Eloise if or rather when her behaviour becomes an issue or a potential concern, considering that Eloise s mother is wealthy, socially connected and a close and personal friend of the hotel owner and they, the diverse hotel employees, would likely be legitimately afraid of losing their jobs if they dared to be overtly critical of Eloise or even tried saying a categorical no to her And while Eloise might indeed have, might possess a lot of objects and received gifts mostly from her mother, it seems , she generally does NOT have her mother s presence and she does not have her mother s love and care resulting in a child who while imaginative and often endearing has in many ways been left to run wild, and because of her family s material wealth, has thus also become entitled, spoiled and often simply infuriating That all being said, I actually do MUCH like Eloise as a person, and I do not in any way think of her as a so called spoiled brat as some commentators and reviewers seem to desire labeling and calling her No, ALL my potential criticisms I level entirely at Eloise s family, but especially her neglectful social butterfly of a mother, who obviously cares about her wealthy and jet setting lifestyle than she does about being a responsible caregiver to her little daughter and yes, even when Eloise misbehaves and acts her worst, I never dislike her, I actually feel sorry for her and try to level my criticism where it is required and justified, at the absent mother and the non existent parenting And it really and truly does massively annoy me to no end when I come across reviews who ONLY fault Eloise for her behaviour and do not go that one necessary step further and rightfully condemn and criticise the person who has created and precipitated this scenario in the first place, namely her for the most part both physically and emotionally absent and irresponsible mother her biological family.Now I have been debating whether to rate Eloise with three stars, or whether to actually consider but two stars, and I am still waffling a bit However, considering that I also do not all that much enjoy Hilary Knight s accompanying illustrations, I think I will at least for the present stick with a two star rating as the pictures, while expressive and definitely full of movement and life, are also much too cartoon like for my personal tastes and really do seem to make both Eloise and especially the poor nanny appear almost caricature like and ugly And thus, two stars it is for Eloise although if half stars were permitted, I would most definitely be changing my rating to two and a half stars Am I going to review the sequels Well perhaps, as I do own copies of them, but after having quickly skimmed through them, I do NOT think anything will likely much change my at best rather luke warm reaction to Eloise and her exploits and I believe my viscerally intensely negative attitude towards the mother, towards Eloise s biological family will than likely but increase, as even in the Christmastime offering, NO members of Eloise s supposed nearest and dearest bother to make a physical appearance, leaving Eloise alone with but her nanny even then.


  5. says:

    Eloise is a precocious little rich girl who lives in a fancy hotel I got suckered into reading this out loud all in one go by a girl I was baby sitting years ago, not realizing it was quite a bit longer than the standard picture book Perhaps I would have liked it better if I had read it as a child myself, although I don t think it would ever have been a favorite Growing up in poverty and with moderately strict parents I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder about rich kids and their supposedly amusing antics If I wanted crazy hijinks I turned to Curious George The illustrations are cute, but not my favorite of Knight s work.


  6. says:

    Ooooooooooooooo I absolutely love this book series so much It is written in the stream of consciousness style of a 6 year old girl talking without any punctuation Eloise the 6 year old girl lives in the Park Plaza Hotel and has many adventures within it Nanny is her mostly companion, but her turtle, Skipperdee, and dog, Weenie, join in on the fun as well These books contain much humor, engaging even sometimes even so, the adult reading the book I recommend this series to young and old alike


  7. says:

    Charming and witty book about a bright, loquacious, mischievous, imaginative 6 year old girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York First in the Eloise series and a good one to read first Really fun to read to little girls and I still enjoy it.


  8. says:

    People need to calm down with the reviews of this book Okay, so this story about a six year old isn t the most PC book on the library shelf There is a mention of an adult having a drink and enjoying a cigar Oh the humanity One reviewer with clearly nothing better to do ranted on about Eloise, the little bitch If you don t want to expose your child to the silly adventures of a pretend girl in a pretend story then carefully tuck your child away with your old Christmas decorations for safe keeping until every book available to them is about being polite and eating organically Lighten up This book was written over 60 years ago Say what you will about this, and all Eloise books To me they warm my heart and have left me thoroughly entertained since I was a kid.


  9. says:

    This book, oh this gloriously wicked and funny book, is one of my greatest pleasures Kay Thompson was godmother to Liza Lizaaa Minelli and wrote the Eloise series inspired by both the antics of Liza, and the experiences that Thompson herself had as living at the Plaza And it is glorious Eloise is a furiously fabulous creation, full of stubborn humour and eccentric pleasures And she lives That s such a thing for a character in a book of this nature, wrapped in long lines of text and strange sounding words, but she does Hilary Knight s illustrations make Eloise practically burst out from the page And it s a spirit you pick up right from the moment you open the page as Eloise races out of sight and into the book I ve got a bit of a thing for books of this nature, books that show us life albeit a perhaps extreme form of life that many may not experience and books that show us what it can be like to be a girl and a woman The spreads of Nanny putting on her corset for example is one of my favourite in the entire book It s in the loving detail of the corset, drawn with a sort of almost palpable warmth as if it s an old friend of Nannys which of course it is in a way And the relationship between Nanny and Eloise is something I particularly love as well The whole book is coloured in this muted palette of blacks and whites and reds reds that burn with a fiery fuschia , and then slide into the softest of muted candy stripe pinks There s a lot that can be said with the use of line in picture books and if you ve not had a look at Jane Doonan s superb Looking at Pictures in Picture Books, you re missing a treat Knight s use of line and colour in this book is outstanding Consider this moment between Nanny and Eloise Eloise is so furiously present, she s a blunt punch of colour and Nanny, quietly having a good old smoke in the background, is a quietly lovely mixture of black and whites against the candy striped gaiety of the sofa Nanny merges with the background at points, and it s sort of a comforting merge It s as if Nanny is so solid in Eloise s life, so rooted, that she is just there And she will always be there There s something to be said about the construction of this image as well the TV throws light onto Nanny and Eloise and casts a brief, flickering shadow on the wall Nothing else beyond this couch matters because, in a way, nothing else exists It s all about Nanny and Eloise, and their contentment both in the moment and each other Eloise, exuberant though she s technically still, holds an umbrealla and you can almost feel her twirling it, and dangling her feet off the end of the couch She s so in this moment, so very very present, that it s an amazingly palpable moment to witness Eloise is one of those books that lets you do everything you always wanted It lets you ride the lifts up and down and press for the highest floor when you really only want the first and it s all just because you can, and because you want to It s a book of wish fulfilment, of furious id, of glorious vivid living in the moment because right now the moment s all that matters.


  10. says:

    I do not like Eloise I hesitate to say this about a young child, even a fictional one But I found this little girl and her life at the Plaza hotel mostly depressing a poor little rich girl, merely endured by most of the adults around her and not endured at all by her parents dad is not mentioned at all, and mom is off jet setting I did finish reading it to my 6yo, but it was a trudge Caro didn t really stay engaged either, though that may have been because of my reading, can t tell In any case, her questions and comments, normally a regular feature of a readaloud, petered out pretty early in the book, and she hasn t asked for it again.For a girl with an exciting life unsupervised by parents, give me Pippi Longstocking over Eloise, anyday.


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