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Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Product description

Did you catch it on TV at Christmas? Dahl’s dippy epic story of tortoises and true love. It’s so funny you’ll be tickled right out of your shell. Shy Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour: the lovely Mrs Silver. Sadly, she lavishes all her affection on Alfie, her pet tortoise! So Mr Hoppy dreams up a brave and wild plan to win the love of his lady. And it works: it’s won our undying love as well.

  • Hilarious Roald Dahl classic loved by millions
  • Simple short text perfect for younger solo readers
  • Black-and-white pictures by Quentin Blake

Product Details







Date published

February 7th, 2013



UK edition


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  1. bluepeter123456
    on 25 June 2015

    I have read this book and it is really good! I like how Mr Hoppy helps Mrs Silver making her tortoise Alfie grow bigger

    5out of 5
  2. mrunu
    on 25 February 2015

    I think that he is in love with the women who owns the turtle.🐢🐢🐢

  3. Jatinder82
    on 25 January 2015

    I love this book just like the man loves the lady he lives next to.i want everyone to read this lovely endin book!

    5out of 5
  4. adventuretimelover
    on 6 January 2015

    i rated this book five stars because i have read it a gizillion times yet it still enchants me, and although i didnt like the movie i love the book

    5out of 5
  5. Hiitsme
    on 2 January 2015