Esio Trot (Colour Edition)

Is it the mad plot, the cute tortoises or Quentin Blake’s colour pictures? What’s your best bit? The master of funny makes tortoises super-cool in this cheeky tale. You’ll be tickled right out of your shell. Shy Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for the lovely Mrs Silver. Sadly, she lavishes all her affection on Alfie: her pet tortoise! So Mr Hoppy dreams up a daring plan to win the love of his lady. It involves a cryptic riddle and 140 tortoises. What could possibly go wrong?

  • A hilarious and heartwarming Roald Dahl classic
  • The short and simple text is ideal for younger fans
  • Wonderful full-colour artwork by Quentin Blake
  • Shown on TV starring Judy Dench and 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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