Rizzoli Bookstore and Simon & Schuster celebrated the 60th anniversary of "Eloise" with a conversation between "Eloise" illustrator Hilary Knight and three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who can be heard narrating the new "Eloise" audiobooks.

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Hilary Knight: Artist Of 'Eloise'

Of course most of us remember Kay Thompson's "Eloise," the hit children's book of 1955 with the witty scarlet, black, and hot-pink drawings by Hilary Knight. Subtitled "A Book for Precocious Grownups, About a Little Girl Who Lives at the Plaza Hotel," it's still in print today, selling briskly to a whole new generation of kids who think the Plaza belongs to Donald Trump when - if long-term occupancy and staff devotion count -it's really Eloise's. To celebrate Eloise's 40th birthday, Vanity Fair ran a story last month about Ms. Thompson, now 94 and living in seclusion in Connecticut, and Mr. Knight, who just turned 70 and lives in East Hampton when he's not in New York. English Influence Mr.

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