Illustrations and Content: Hilary Knight © 2010
"I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza."
Eloise appeared first in 1955 and has hardly been out of print since. According
to Hilary: "Kay and I were like parents to Eloise," he went on. "We decided that
we'd never make her older than six, and that we'd always keep the parents in
the background. When you really study the book, you see that Eloise is
somewhat wistful. And I guess my job now is to continue what Kay might have
thought she was doing when she pulled the books in the first place-to protect
FYI, the recently released trade paperback, and lift a flap books were
not illustrated by Hilary Knight or created with his involvement
He is in love with Eloise.
(from the back cover of Eloise, 1955)
The Eloise Books