Esio Trot

Roald Dahl’s heartwarming story of tortoises and true love – now with a phizzwhizzing new cover look! 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
  • Iconic black-and-white pictures by Quentin Blake
  • Now a BBC TV film starring Dustin Hoffman

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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.

  • Awards

    Quentin Blake was awarded the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature.

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