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Written by Mallory Kasdan & illustrated by Marcos Chin
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A clever parody about a little girl living in a hipster hotel.

This is ELLA. She is six years old. She lives at the Local Hotel. She has a nanny called Manny. He has tattoos for sleeves and he might go in with some guys to buy a grilled cheese truck. Sometimes Ella weaves purses out of Ziploc bags and reclaimed twine. (She is artsy of course.) She has a dog named Stacie and a fish named Rasta and a scooter which is important for getting everywhere she needs to be. Altogether she has been to 62 events including that Hillary Clinton fundraiser. She is NEVER bored. If Ella and Kay Thompson’s Eloise got together for a play date, they would have a very good time indeed.

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Who Wrote Ella

Mallory Kasdan

Mallory Kasdan is a writer and voice actor. She writes about parenting and pop culture, and does voiceovers for television and radio. ELLA is her first book. Mallory lives in Brooklyn with her family–unfortunately NOT in a hotel. Read her essays and listen to her voice work at

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Who Illustrated Ella

Marcos Chin

Marcos Chin is an illustrator living in Brooklyn. His drawings have appeared in magazines, book covers, and advertisements in the USA and around the world. Whenever possible he tries to sneak his two dogs, Shalby and Rita, into his drawings. Marcos teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts, in New York. Visit him at

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