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Esio Trot

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Esio Trot Synopsis

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 wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than 140 tortoises, large and small.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224064927
Publication date: 6th November 2003
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 80 pages

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (Author) The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. ...

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