Esio Trot (Hardcover)

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By Roald Dahl, R. Hayes (Editor), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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From the bestselling author ofCharlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG
Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver; but she is in love with someone else Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn t even know Mr. Hoppy is alive. And Mr. Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs. Silver over for tea. Then one day Mr. Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs. Silver's attention. If Mr. Hoppy's plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. After all, everyone knows the way to a woman's heart is through her tortoise.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author


Roald Dahl(1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought byThe Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, includingJames and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, andCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780670834518
ISBN-10: 0670834513
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 1990
Pages: 64
Language: English