Books: La Brat Magnifique

ELOISE IN PARIS (62 pp.)—Kay Thompson—Simon & Schusfer ($3.50).

When the little girl arrived at the hotel in Paris, the owner's wife said graciously: "Ah bonjour Mademoiselle. Es-tu un enfant terrible?" To which the little girl replied with her impressive grasp of the French idiom: "No merci Mme. Dupuis je suis Me ELOISE."

In point of fact, Eloise is the most terrible enfant who ever tried to use two sticks of French bread as a pair of skis. Eloise, as thousands of half-horrified, half-fascinated readers know by now, is the child (she is six, well past the age of dissent) who resides more...

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