Eliza Rose Mandel, the younger of the two Mandel girls, was born on September 22nd, 1990.

Industrious, warm, and alternately shy and wild, Eliza loves ice cream with sprinkles, her big sister, sushi, guys with beards, and conducting blind taste tests. So far, we've tested various colors/flavors of Froot Loops, brands of chocolate cake rolls (Yodels, HoHos, and Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls), and chocolate bars.

Look at that smile! LOOK AT THAT SMILE! I tell you, is that a smile, or what?


Alan recently completed an extensive and revealing photo essay in which he details Eliza's reactions to receiving birthday cards and presents. It's big news!

In addition to her remarkable drawings (a talent she shares with Hannah) and her warm, genuinely sparkling laughter, Eliza is well-known for her malaprops, spoonerisms, and general unwitting wit.

She has also written a stunning and heart-tugging biography of Abraham Lincoln, now posted for your edification right here.

Current Reading Recommendation:
The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau, its sequel The People of Sparks (also by Jeanne Duprau), and Inkhart by Cornelia Funke.

She loves to get email. Write to her care of her parents.

Hannah and Eliza share a warm moment. They have a lot of these. Seriously. It's almost weird.