The collection, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the very first "Eloise" publication, is available in special book and CD combinations as well as an audiobook-only collection beginning Oct. 27.
"I am so thrilled to be part of this beautiful project," Peters said in a recent statement. "'Eloise' was my favorite book as a little girl. What a joy to bring Kay Thompson's words to life through these wonderful characters, and of course, to inhabit my enormously talented and dear friend Hilary Knight's drawings. Especially little Eloise!"
Entertainment Weekly posted an excerpt featuring Peters reading from the classic book. Click below to listen.
"We have been proud to publish Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight's iconic character for sixty years, and we are delighted that Bernadette Peters has agreed to join us in giving Eloise a new voice for a whole new generation of children," added Jon Anderson, executive vice president and publisher, Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing. "Bernadette Peters perfectly captures the wonderful, timeless voice that is Eloise," stated Chris Lynch, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio. "These audio editions are truly delightful family listening experiences."
With more than six million "Eloise" titles sold since the publication of the original in 1955, generations have been charmed by the little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. This character has been the subject of two television movies, an animated television series and, most recently in March, an HBO documentary, "It's Me, Hilary," produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.
For more information visit Audio.simonandschuster.com.