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Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
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Esio Trot (original 1990; edition 2009)

by Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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Title:Esio Trot
Authors:Roald Dahl (Author)
Other authors:Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin Books (2009), 96 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (1990)

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This book was lacking Dahl's satire and bite, but considering that there were no children involved, not surprising.
Well written and typical Dahl solution to a simple problem :) ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I enjoy Roald Dahl's writing, be it children's lit or adult (yes, he has written a few adult books). This is a charming little romance that I read in one sitting.

Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver. His balcony is above hers. Mr. Hoppy would love to have tea and spend time with Mrs. Silver, but between his shyness and his competition he can't seem to get up the nerve to ask her. His competition is Alfie, her small pet tortoise.

After some thought, Mr. Hoppy comes up with a plan to get Mrs. Silver's attention, with the use of 'magic' and subterfuge. Does it work? Read and find out.

This is a story that can be read silently or out loud and enjoyed either way. Definitely a Goodread. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
Cute story, but I don't really agree with the use of deception to win a woman's heart.. ( )
  Krild13 | Jun 10, 2016 |
Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver, but her heart belongs to Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is too shy to approach Mrs. Silver, until one day he comes up with a brilliant idea to win her heart. If Mr. Hoppy's plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. But it's going to take one hundred and forty tortoises, an ancient spell, and a little bit of magic.
  Scopuslrc | Mar 7, 2016 |
Mr. Hoppy is secretly in love with his neighbor Mrs. Silver, but being too shy to approach her about it, he instead comes up with a genius plan to help her pet tortoise grow bigger and he will gain Mrs. Silver's appreciation and love in return. This is a Roald Dahl-book I never read as a child, but my mother recently mentioned that the film is very sweet (doesn't look like it has made it to the US, though) and I picked the book up to check out the story. It is indeed very sweet and both Mr. Hoppy and Mrs. Silver are really cute characters. The tortoise(s) is lovely as well and Quentin Blake's illustrations make them even more so. I wish I had read it as a child, but I still found it very charming now. ( )
  -Eva- | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meek, ElinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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An ancient spell, 140 tortoises, and a little bit of magic…

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.

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Shy Mr. Hoppy devises a plan to win the heart of his true love by teaching her a spell to make her tortoise grow bigger.

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