Simon & Schuster first published the series in 1955 and it was an overnight sensation. The books has so far sold more than 14 million copies (English version) globally.
Here is a joint statement from Co-Presidents Brye Adler and Jonathan Golfman about the project:
“Linda has helped create some of the most beloved characters of all time. We are honored and beyond excited to be partnering with her; and can’t wait to see her bring all of Eloise’s charm and heart and rascally-ness to life.”
Here is a statement from Screenwriter Linda Woolverton:
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to adapt Kay Thompson’s delightful book and character for the screen with MRC Film.”
“I absolutely love Eloise for her mischievousness, her irreverence, her imagination and made-up words. Her playground, the Plaza Hotel, is an iconic symbol of all that’s wonderful about New York City.”
Here is Barnes and Noble's synopsis of Eloise:
Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!
Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is already a Person.
Henry James would want to study her.
Queen Victoria would recognize her as an Equal.
The New York Jets would want to have her on their side.
Lewis Carroll would love her (once he got over the initial shock).
She knows everything about The Plaza. She is interested in people when they are not boring.
She has Inner Resources.
If you take her home with you, you will always be glad you did.
Source material: VitalThrills.com