Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959.

Eloise's myriad adventures in Moscow, published at the height of the Cold War

(Item #5944) Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition). Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight.

Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. A Near Fine book in like dust jacket. Book with a small bump to the lower board and the spine a bit rolled. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a few professionally repaired tears. Inscribed by the author: "For Jane with love Kay Thompson and me Eloise Dadada." A pleasing copy of this children's classic, which finds the intrepid Eloise away from the Plaza Hotel on an international adventure.

Eloise and Nanny discover that "not everyone in Moscow is a diplomat" and a host of other revelations, such as the "rawther deep" voices of Russian pigeons. This title in the Eloise series was published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War when tensions between the USSR and USA were outright hostile and the threat of mutually assured destruction reassured no one. Eloise brings her disarming candor to Moscow where despite her admission that "I could tell you a lot but I am only 6," we do in fact learn and laugh with this precocious 6 year old.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5944)

Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)
Eloise in Moscow (Inscribed first edition)