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Esio Trot Classic Paperback

Esio Trot Classic Paperback

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A paperback version of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, the adorable story of Mr Hoppy and Miss Silver.

"It was at times like these that Mr Hoppy wished more than ever that he could change places with Alfie and become a tortoise."

Esio Trot is a heart-warming story featuring Mr Hoppy who is in love with his neighbour Miss Silver. One day the shy Mr Hoppy conjures up a brilliant plan to win Miss Silver's love; all he needs is a few hundred tortoises...

Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by Quentin Blake.


This Penguin Books collection keeps Roald Dahl's classic texts in print. It sits along the 2023 range of Puffin Books and allows readers to decide how they experience Roald Dahl's magical, marvellous stories. Readers will now be free to choose which version of Dahl's stories they prefer, and we stock both!

The Classic Collection books include an introduction to the Museum and unique archive material relevant to each of the stories. This material has been specially selected from the Museum's collection and gives readers a peek into Roald Dahl's writing process.

The twenty titles in the Classic Collection include all seventeen of Roald Dahl's famous children's books (including two autobiographical texts, Boy and Going Solo) as well as the rhyme collections Dirty Beasts, Rhyme Stew and Revolting Rhymes.

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