Friday, August 13, 2010


Eloise in Paris, Kay Thompson, Simon & Schuster, 1957, 62 pp

 The second Eloise book was the #6 bestseller in 1957. I found it even more charming and funny than the first, perhaps because I know Paris better than Manhattan. 

  It is clear that Nanny had more fun in Paris and though Mother sends cables, we still do not meet her. You find out what it is like to fly in an airplane in 1957 with 37 pieces of luggage! Imagine that in today's world.

 This was my first foray into the 1957 reading list and gave me hope that the year might not be all that boring.

(Eloise in Paris is available on the picture book shelves at Once Upon A Time Bookstore.)

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