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Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 80 pages
Other Information: black and white line throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 February 2013
This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Trot.Mr Hoppy really loves his neighbour Mrs Silver, and Mrs Silver really loves her tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy how to make Alfie grow, and suddenly Mr Hoppy knows the way to win her heart. With the help of a magical spell and some cabbage leaves, can Mr Hoppy be happy at last?A brand new Quentin Blake cover gives this much-loved classic a great new look.Listen to ESIO TROT and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl!Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books!The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George's Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting RhymesFor Teens:The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

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Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

EAN: 9780141346496
ISBN: 0141346493
Publisher: Puffin
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.5 centimetres (0.08 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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I loved this little book. I also saw the TV show on the ABC - it was a little different. But also enjoyable - it starred Judy Dench and Dustin Hoffman.

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