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Esio Trot

Written by Roald Dahl

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Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for the attractive widow Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on another - Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady involves a cryptic riddle and no fewer than 140 tortoises!

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Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for the attractive widow Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on another - Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady involves a cryptic riddle and no fewer than 140 tortoises!

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ISBN: 9780224083867
Publication date: 21st November 2003
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son. He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire. Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was &...

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