제목 : ELOISE 시리즈:ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME
저자 : Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight
출판사 : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
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대상 : 5 and up
출간일 : October 1, 1999
분량 : 56 pages
내용
《엘로이즈》시리즈의 『엘로이즈의 크리스마스 소동』. 엘로이즈 시리즈는 세계 최고의 뉴욕 프라자 호텔에서 생활하는 일곱 살 꼬마 아이의 일상을 보여주는 그림책입니다. 엘로이즈를 따라 호텔 곳곳을 정신 없이 누비다 보면 마치 한 편의 애니메이션을 보는 듯 합니다. 개성 있고 섬세한 묘사의 일러스트로 주인공인 천방지축 말괄량이 엘로이즈를 더욱 생동감 있게 그려냅니다. 오늘은 바로 기다리고 기다리던 크리스마스 이브예요. 오늘은 유모와 함께 크리스마스 트리를 꾸밀거에요. 유모 말대로 오늘은 정말 할 일이 많아요. 루돌프 사슴의 방울을 목에 걸고 노래하며 돌아다니다가 크리스마스 옷장 속으로 쏘옥 들어가 버렸어요. 그리고 크리스마스 화관을 쓰고 밖으로 나가요. [양장본]
Yes/ Here she is at Christmastime/ Complete with tinsel and holly/ Singing fa la la la lolly/ And over the roar of the jingle bells/ You can hear hear hear her say/ It's absolutely Christmas/ But I don't mind a bit/ I give everyone a present/ For that's the thing of it/ So when it's everly Christmastime/ And you're under your Christmas trees/ Simply tinkle a bell and have a trinkle/ And remember/ Me/ Eloise

서평
Amazon.com Review
Eloise has always had a rather festive air about her, but when Christmastime rolls around, well, it's "Fa la la la fa la la la lolly ting tingledy here and there," of course. The bunchy-bloused, spindly-legged scamp is speaking in rhyme this time, and in typical Eloise fashion, the verse simply can't be perfectly metered, for what would be the point? She rushes around New York's Plaza Hotel on Christmas Eve, jingling, spreading Christmas cheer, tying tassels on the thermostats, and writing "Merry Christmas" on all the walls. And of course there are gifts to be delivered and wrapped:

For Weenie a roastbeef bone deluxe
For Skipperdee raisin milk
I'm giving the valet a beehive of course
made of safety pins and silk

Her asides, printed in red, are as priceless as ever: "Sometimes there is so much to do that/ I get sort of a headache around the sides and partially under it." Or in a rare vulnerable moment, "For when you are a child of six/ it's difficult to know/ if you deserve a present or not/ at Christmastime/ or so." But enough of that. "We sang Noel for 506/ Silent Night for 507/ We didn't sing for 509/ at the request of 511."

Hilary Knight's pen and ink pink-and-black illustrations are perfect--particularly of the "sugar plums" dancing in Eloise's head on Christmas Eve, complete with crazed elves, Nanny-as-angel, reindeer with glasses, and of course Santa's sleigh with one giant package in it... for Eloise. Kay Thompson's Eloise at Christmastime, first published in 1958 with a different cover, joins Eloise in Paris and The Absolutely Essential Eloise (with additional historical scrapbook) as a much welcomed reissue of the original. And there's always just Eloise. (Ages 5 to 105) --Karin Snelson




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