- First editions:
- Viking, 1990, USA.
- Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1990, Great Britain.
- Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
- Related books:
- Esio Trot (TV movie - 2015)
- Audio Books:
- Esio Trot read by Annette Crosbie and Michael Williams
- Esio Trot read by Quentin Blake
- Esio Trot read by full cast
- Esio Trot & The Minpins read by Joanna Lumley
- Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories read by various artists
- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot read by Richard E. Grant and Hugh Laurie
- TV Shows:
- Jackanory (1965)
- Buy this book:
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.
- Smarties Award (1990)
- Esio Trot – Classroom Activities
- Includes ideas for studying backwards writing