Esio Trot

Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on another… Alfie, her pet tortoise! So one day, Mr Hoppy dreams up a brave and wild plan to win the love of his lady, involving a cryptic riddle… and one hundred and forty tortoises!

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  • Boring.

    16 March 2016

  • This is great, but i only just realised esio trot is tortoise backward… 5/5!

    9 March 2014

  • This is one of my fav roald Dahl books u really need to read it I loved it I think u will love it two this is a lovely loveing story I love it it’s really nice I recommend this to all ages it’s a nice book please read it

    8 March 2014

  • Mr Hoppy’s plan is ingenious, this a great Roald Dahl book even though people haven’t heard of it.

    8 March 2014

  • The title is clever and catches your attention straight away. This is a fantastic book.

    6 March 2014

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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