"I am a city child. I live at the Plaza."
Happy 55th birthday to Eloise, the most mischievous scion of wealth who ever grew up in NYC's Plaza hotel, and star of one of my absolute favorite childhood books. I can still hear my mom chuckling over the phrase "city child" as she read it aloud; indeed, prank-loving Eloise is a quintessential fictional New Yorker.
The Daily Beast has an interview with Hilary Knight, the book's illustrator.
And Knight will be giving lessons on how to draw the iconic character in NYC!