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 wildly ingenious plot to win the love of his lady, involving a cryptic riddle… and one hundred and forty tortoises! Sweet, comical and dazzlingly inventive, this classic favourite from Roald Dahl is guaranteed to delight even the most reluctant reader.

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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!

    Awards

    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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