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Dahl Roald : Esio Trot Mr. Hoppu's love for the flowers he grows on his balcony is exceeded only by his love for Mrs. Silver, the lady who lives in the apartment right below his. But because of Mr. Hoppy's shyness and Mrs. SIlver's preoccupation with her pet tortoise, his love remains unrequited, until he shares four "magic" words with Mrs. Silver.
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Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!
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.
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Description du livre Viking, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Etat : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Blake, Quentin (illustrateur). Book Club (BCE/BOMC). A quirky, tender, love story about the lonely old man and the old lady who lives in an apartment below his. N° de réf. du vendeur 729
Description du livre Viking Juvenile, 1990. Hardcover. Etat : New. N° de réf. du vendeur DADAX0670834513
Description du livre Viking Books for Young Readers, 1990. Hardcover. Etat : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du vendeur P110670834513
Description du livre Viking Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Etat : New. 0670834513 New Condition. N° de réf. du vendeur NEW7.0246140
Description du livre Viking Press/The Penguin Group, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Etat : New. Etat de la jaquette : new. Quentin Blake (illustrateur). ISBN:0670834513. [4to] 64p. ill.(b/w) New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. First American Edition, as stated/first printing. N° de réf. du vendeur 107371