Esio Trot

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San Val, Feb 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 62 pages
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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.

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i have never read this book but because of your reviews i will

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this book is a story about a man that falls in love with the lady on the apartment below him. that lady loves tortoises and owns one herself. the tortiose she owns will not grow and she would really like it to so, one day he gives a letter that reads 'tortiose tortiose please grow' but backwards. the next day when the lady when out for work he brought millons of tortioses and swaped the closest size tortiose with the one the lady had. he did that day after day but, one day the lady didn't go to work and found out what he was actually doing. she was really thankful for all his hard work that she had to admitt that she loved him so, the man said "i love u too" and they got married and lived happily ever after.

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About the author (2009)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

Quentin Blake is Children's Laureate of Great Britain, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and is the author and/or illustrator of many books. He lives in London, England.

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