"Eloise is one of the more delightfully fiendish literary heroines of our time." -- Edward I. Koch (former NYC mayor!!!)
"I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city
child. I live at the Plaza."
Thus begins our introduction to Eloise. Born circa 1949 and
introduced to us in 1955, Eloise's adventures have come to life in
a series of four books. We learn all about Eloise, Nanny, her
"rawther" British nanny, her dog Weenie who looks like a cat, and
her turtle Skipperdee who eats raisins and wears sneakers. An
international traveler, Eloise has been to Paris and Moscow too!
Eloise endlessly roams the landmark hotel in search of
adventure. She attends weddings, invited or not. She spies on
debutantes as they dance in the Terrace Room. The morning
routine includes helping the maid change the sheets, even if she
doesn't ask for help.
This is her website containing everything about her, information
on the books, her author Kay Thompson, her illustrator Hilary
Knight and much more!
© Eloise Website 2013 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Picnic in the Park
Where Are They Today?
Q. What are Kay Thompson and
Hilary Knight doing these days?
A. Kay Thompson passed away, or
as she referred to as "joined the
choir" on July 2, 1998. You can read
her obituary on the Kay Thompson
section of the website.
Hilary Knight lives in New York City
and continues to draw Eloise. He is
on staff at Vanity Fair Magazine and
has many other projects, as he is a
much sought after illustrator. You
can see a current picture of Mr.
Knight in an April, 2013 news article
on the Hilary Knight section of the
Vintage Eloise items can be found
You can find a nice assortment of
the Madame Alexander Eloise dolls
at Matilda Dolls.
Eloise Then and Now
Looking for Eloise?
Content contained on this site is
focused on the history of Kay
Thompson’s Eloise. Current
spinoffs in the Eloise franchise are
loosely based on Thompson's
characters and are only touched
upon in this website.