Esio Trot

Did you catch it on TV at Christmas? Dahl’s dippy epic story of tortoises and true love. It’s so funny you’ll be tickled right out of your shell. Shy Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour: the lovely Mrs Silver. Sadly, she lavishes all her affection on Alfie, her pet tortoise! So Mr Hoppy dreams up a brave and wild plan to win the love of his lady. And it works: it’s won our undying love as well.

  • Hilarious Roald Dahl classic loved by millions
  • Simple short text perfect for younger solo readers
  • Black-and-white pictures by Quentin Blake

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  • loved it

    I have read this book and it is really good! I like how Mr Hoppy helps Mrs Silver making her tortoise Alfie grow bigger

    25 June 2015

  • I think that he is in love with the women who owns the turtle.🐢🐢🐢

    25 February 2015

  • loved it

    I love this book just like the man loves the lady he lives next to.i want everyone to read this lovely endin book!

    25 January 2015

  • loved it

    i rated this book five stars because i have read it a gizillion times yet it still enchants me, and although i didnt like the movie i love the book

    6 January 2015

  • cool

    2 January 2015

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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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