New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition. White publisher's cloth with offsetting and some soiling to edges of boards. Front hinge tender but holding. Light toning to textblock but else unmarked. Jacket bright and pleasing, with spine just the slightest bit darkened. A pretty copy of a charming book.
A classic work of children's literature, featuring the precocious and adventurous Eloise. A six-year-old girl living among adults at the Plaza Hotel, Thompson's heroine 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...she is interested in People when they are not boring." So iconic that a portrait of her hangs in the Plaza Hotel dining room, Eloise has inspired children for three generations (with many more to come!). Very Good + in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3426)