Knight, Hilary. Hard Cover. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by Hilary Knight. First edition. 12mo. Inscribed by Knight to half-title: "from / Hilary Knight / and / ME ELOISE / 2018". Publisher's pictorial paper boards; in the matching pictorial dust jacket with Knight's illustrations. A fine copy in an about fine jacket with a touch of rubbing, personally retained by Knight after publication. In this tiny volume, Kay Thompson's child protagonist and Plaza Hotel resident, Eloise, puts forth some of her suggestions for how to improve one's life, including helpful anecdotes like "I put a large cabbage leaf on my head when I have a headache." Thompson created the character of Eloise for her series of children's books following Eloise's notoriously mischievous and comical adventures in New York and around the world, inspired by her own childhood as a Plaza Hotel resident.