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Esio Trot [Complete and unabridged]: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 9 Jun 1994

4.6 out of 5 stars 121 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (9 Jun. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0001017578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0001017573
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,161,604 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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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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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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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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Maybe it's my love of tortoises or maybe it's my love of Roald Dahl or maybe it's the two combined but this is one of my favourite love stories ever! The man is a genius and I'm so pleased to be able to share my favourites with my own little one.
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Absolutely superb book and one that can be read by children and adults alike. Having watched the movie with Dustin Hoffman and Judie Dench and thoroughly enjoyed it was keen to read this. This is probably one of the only books I have come across so far of Roald Dahl's with a romantic element to it. I kept wondering what Mrs Silver what have done if she had known the truth of how her tortoise Alfie had increased in size ! :)
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By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 July 2016
Format: Paperback
I only came upon this tale by Roald Dahl due to the TV dramatisation, as I was too old when this came out to have read it as a child. Really only a short story it has to be admitted that this is quite charming.

With Mr Hoppy too shy to tell his neighbour downstairs of his love he resorts to subterfuge, hoping to make an impression on the object of his love, Mrs Silver. Taking in a number of tortoises, will Mr Hoppy actually get around to revealing his feelings to Mrs Silver?

At times I suppose most of us get a bit shy or tongue tied when we come across someone who we find we have strong feelings for, so this story isn’t just for children, but just as good for us adults. Illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake this is a good book to have on the family bookcase.
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I'm a Year 3 Teacher. I'll let my kids do the talking...
Amrit - Have you ever dreamt of being a tortoise? Well, here's yourchance!!! Check out Esio Trot. If you read it backwards, you'll find outwhat it means. Do you think Mr. Hoppy will succeed? I thought that thebook was very exciting because after Mr. Hoppy's invention, I wanted toknow what was coming next. It was clever because Mr. Hoppy thought abouthis invention and designed it first. The book was funny, interesting andhelpful, because it taught me how to look after a tortoise. If youenjoyed this, try other Roald Dhal books, like The Twits, The MagicFinger, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Jasdeep, Hiran and Amardeep - This is a story about a man and a woman andAlfie. Mr. Hoppy loves Mrs. Silver. Mrs. Silver gives all her love toAlfie the tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is sneaky and makes a tool to catch Alfie. Will Mrs. Silver love Mr. Hoppy and Alfie. We thought this book was funny,because when Mr. Hoppy wrote some magic words, it had lots of words thatsounded like 'Poo'! It was clever and interesting, with Mr. Hoppy workingout some good plans. If you enjoyed it, try reading some more Roald Dahlbooks, like George's Marvellous Medicine or the Twits.
Aisha - Esio Trot is about a man whose name is Mr. Hoppy. His second Loveis a lady called Mrs. Silver, but Mrs. Silver gives all her love to alittle Tortoise called Alfie. Mr. Hoppy can't tell Mrs. Silver that heloves her because he is a very shy man. Will he be able to marry her? Ithought this book had all the things that you need to make a perfectstory. It had funny bits without being rude and it is superbly written byBrainy Author Roald Dahl. If I had to pick out one thing, it would be allthe words that sound like 'poo' when they are read backwards.
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By A Customer on 28 July 2001
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A funny book, written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by the magic pencil of Quentin Blake, Esio Trot is a must for all young people. The book contains a single story, without chapters, and you would be well advised to start it when you have a bit of time on hand, as you won't want to put it down till the end. The book sounds good when read aloud, too, especially some parts which go like this: Esio Trot, Esio Trot, Teg reggib reggib! Emoc no, Esio Trot, Worg pu, fupp pu, toohs pu! Egrog! Elzzug! Futts! Plug! Tup no taf, Esio Trot, Tup no taf! Teg no, Teg no! Elbogg doof! Doesn't make sense? Read again! And again! The story starts with the author's note about pet tortoises and North Africa and other things besides. Based in England, the story is about a bachelor named Mr. Hoppy, who is desperately in love with Ms. Silver, the woman living in the flat just under his own. But Ms. Silver cares for her pet tortoise and nobody else, or so it seems to poor Mr. Hoppy. And as he is of a shy nature, the most he ever manages to say to Ms. Silver is good-morning as he waters his plants above her. And then one day Mr. Hoppy finds out that Ms. Silver would like nothing more than that her tortoise, Alfie, should grow bigger. This is the beginning of Mr. Hoppy's great plan, interesting chiefly because of the hilarious way he goes about executing it....
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