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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New edition edition (5 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141311339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141311333
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 0.6 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 788,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In this delightful story Roald Dahl gives us a very unhero-like hero; he his an average man who has to use his intelligence to get what he wants. Readers will laugh out loud when they realize what Mr. Hopper is up to, and they will be interested to find out if his rather devious scheme is going to work out" (Through The Looking Glass) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Classic Dahl in an enticing, collectable new format. --This text refers to the Flexibound edition.

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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE on 28 Feb. 2006
Format: Paperback
This takes no time at all to read
You're done in half an hour
It shows how far a man will go
to prove he has some power
To win the love of Mrs. S.
He pulls a clever ruse
If he can make her tortoise grow
He knows she won't refuse
Tortoises with matching shells
He plays his clever game
It takes an awful lot of work
To win his dizzy dame
ESIO TROT (spelled backwards please)
Gets larger as he'd said
And when he even shrinks it down
He gets inside her head
The moral of this leery tale's
"All's fair in love and war"
If you really want your lady's heart
Then it's worth cheating for
ADNAMA SDRAHCIR
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Mar. 2000
Format: Paperback
The best book that I had ever read was called ESIO TROT by Roald Dahl. It had a lot of humour in it and a bit of romance. I read this book in my school library. This book is about an old man who seems to like Mrs Silver but just cannot say how he feels about her. But eventually he gets married to her due to a little bit of help from a tortoise and a bit of sneakiness. You should read this book because it will put a smile on your face and laughter in your life!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 31 Mar. 2005
Format: Paperback
I think this is an excellent story because I read it in two nights as it is short, but it has a good beginning and a good end. Another good story from Roald Dahl !
Reviewed by my 7 year old Daughter Rosalynn
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mehajabeen Farid on 12 Feb. 2008
Format: Paperback
Plot: Mr. Hoppy lived in a flat. So did Mrs. Silver - the love of his life. Mr. Hoppy wanted to marry Mrs. Silver but he was too nervous. Find out how one small tortoise brings them together...

Fact: As well as being an author, Roald Dahl was an inventor - he actually invented the tortoise-catcher in the story but he used it to pick up things because he had back pains. Plus, Roald Dahl had two children and when they were small, they kept one or two tortoises in the garden!

Rating and recommendation: I would rate this brilliant book 7/ 10; I would recommend this perfect paperback to all Roald Dahl fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 May 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is about a man who is trying to win the love of a lady who lives in the flat below him. He impresses her by boasting that he could make her tortoise bigger. This is definitely one of Roald Dahl's finest books. It is suitible for all ,complete with dashes of comedy and laughable phrases. By Ronan and Poppy...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sally tarbox TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 31 July 2014
Format: Paperback
I borrowed this from library today for my 6 yr old grandson - the first 'proper' book I've ever read him. Despite having poor concentration, he listened right through and really enjoyed it.
Wonderful tale of shy Mr Hoppy seeking to impress the woman in flat downstairs by making her beloved tortoise grow. While Mrs Silver is reading her pet a 'magic spell' (we enjoyed reading the spell backwards and trying to decipher it), Mr Hoppy is surreptitiously removing tortoise once a week (using his tortoise-catcher) and exchanging it for a progressively bigger model...All well and good until it becomes too big for its little house...
Great illustrations by Quentin Blake bring the whole thing to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By super on 16 May 2011
Format: Paperback
i love eiso trot it really good.
i love all the roalh dalh books but this one is my favorit of all i have read it 36 times now.
the frist time i read it i was 6 years of age.
i love this book i would recomean it to anyone any age it a really good book
my favorit charther is Mr Hoppy he really fun i love how he buys all those tortosie that really funny and that back to font words.
i can't wait for another roald dalh book to come out or is there another roald dalh book coming out .
i hope there is

aimie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 7 July 2009
Format: Hardcover
Plot: Mr Hoppy longs for a tortoise and looks at mrs silver down in her balcony. He was a lonley man and he heard mrs sliver say be your slave for life.He thought that he could marry her. She wondered what he was doing. What do you think he was doing...?
Review: I think this book is wonderful. It has lovely illastrations and is a real page turner!
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