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 at the Eric Carle Museum

Hilary Knight, who has illustrated more than fifty books for children including Kay Thompson’s Eloise appeared at the Eric Carle Museum for a special storytime program followed by a book signing. The event was to celebrate the 60th birthday of Eloise, declared by The New York Times as “one of the most recognizable characters in children’s literature!” Pictured below and in this sketch by illustrator John Jay Cabuary, Hilary is reading to the captivated audience. Photo credit: Jane Curley

See Bernadette Peters and Illustrator Hilary Knight Celebrate "Eloise" Anniversary

Rizzoli Bookstore and Simon & Schuster celebrated the 60th anniversary of "Eloise" with a Nov. 9 conversation between "Eloise" illustrator Hilary Knight and three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who can be heard narrating the new "Eloise" audiobooks. The free event was moderated by Playbill.com senior editor Andrew Gans at the Rizzoli Bookstore. The new collection of Kay Thompson and Knight's classic "Eloise" stories — "Eloise," "Eloise in Paris," "Eloise at Christmastime" and "Eloise in Moscow" — were recently released by Simon & Schuster Audio featuring narration by stage and screen star Peters. The collection, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the very first "Eloise" publicatio

Children’s books: Eloise turns 60

I am Eloise. I am 6. Eloise is a the darling of The Plaza hotel, and this year is a “rawther” large celebration as she will be celebrating 60 years skittering down the hall and getting into hilarious hijinks in the most famous hotel in New York with her dog who looks like a cat, Weenie, and Skipperdee, her turtle. “The Plaza is the only hotel in New York that will allow you to have a turtle.” While her creator, Kay Thompson, is now known for her stories about Eloise, she never set out to be an author. She loved performing and was an accomplished musician who coached Judy Garland and many other singers at MGM. Her most famous role in Hollywood was for portraying fashion editor Maggie Prescott

Hilary Knight Celebrates Eloise at 60 and Addresses the “Gin Controversy”

Eloise, one of the most iconic six-year-olds in children’s literature, celebrated her 60th birthday in style at, where else, the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The 89-year-old illustrator, Hilary Knight, joined colleagues from Simon and Schuster and others from the world of children’s books in the hotel’s Palm Court to celebrate the character that he and Kay Thompson created in 1955. In addition to the anniversary of the famous picture book, the group fêted the release of Knight’s new book, The 365 Days of Eloise: My Book of Holidays (S. & S., 2015), which features all-new illustrations that take readers through a year of holidays with the precocious New Yorker. “Eloise is a classic that come

Bernadette Peters and Illustrator Hilary Knight Will Celebrate "Eloise" Anniversary with F

Rizzoli Bookstore and Simon & Schuster will celebrate 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. The free event, which will be moderated by Playbill.com senior editor Andrew Gans, will be held Nov. 9 at 5:30 PM at the Rizzoli Bookstore, which is located in Manhattan at 1133 Broadway at 26th Street. The new collection of Kay Thompson and Knight's classic "Eloise" stories — "Eloise," "Eloise in Paris" and "Eloise in Moscow" — were recently released by Simon & Schuster Audio featuring narration by stage and screen star Peters. The collection,

Eloise turns 60: gifts inspired by a literary icon

Now 60 years on from Eloise at the Plaza, Sophie de Rosée chooses the best gifts inspired by Kay Thompson's much loved children's character. Suite enough This year marks the 60th anniversary of Kay Thompson’s first Eloise book, about a precocious six-year-old who lives in the Penthouse Suite at the Plaza hotel in New York with her nanny, pug Weenie and turtle Skipperdee, while her globetrotting parents are nowhere to be seen. So popular is the character that the Plaza has created the Eloise Suite...with an adjoining Nanny Suite. It is the most booked-out suite in the hotel. Make very good reads Simon & Schuster is celebrating Eloise’s anniversary with the publication of two new books: The 36

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