A shy man, Mr Hoppy has only the courage for polite conversation with Mrs Silver, as she tends her pet tortoise Alfie, on the balcony below. But, when he learns that her dearest wish is for Alfie to grow bigger, he hatches a plan involving a giant pair of metal claws and 140 tortoises.
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Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141311339
Book Description 2001-04-05., 2001. Book Condition: New. Puffin. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 64pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1549665