Esio Trot

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Viking, 1990, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1990, Great Britain.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

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.


Awards

  • Smarties Award (1990)

Fun Stuff

Esio Trot Quiz

Merchandise


Teacher Ideas


Covers


Bulgarian Covers – Костенурке, костенурке


Catalan Covers – Agu Trot


Chinese Covers


Dutch Covers – Ieorg Idur


French Covers – Un amour de tortue


German Covers – Ottos Geheimnis


Greek Covers – ΑΝΩ ΛΕΧ


Korean Covers – 아북거, 아북거


Russian Covers – Ахап Ереч


Slovakian Covers – Akčan Tyrok


Spanish Covers – Agu Trot


Swedish Covers – Naddap Dlöks


Vietnamese Covers – Chú rùa Alfie


Welsh Covers – Nab Wrc