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The Story Of Doctor Dolittle By Hugh Lofting

The Story Of Doctor Dolittle
by Hugh Lofting

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Once upon a time, many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor, and his name was Dolittle - John Dolittle M.D. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. And when the Doctor hears of a terrible sickness among the monkeys in Africa, soon he and his animal friends are setting off on the most unforgettable adventure . . .
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The Story Of Doctor Dolittle Summary


The Story Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Once upon a time, many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor, and his name was Dolittle - John Dolittle M.D. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his house with every kind of creature imaginable and even learns to talk their language. And when the Doctor hears of a terrible sickness among the monkeys in Africa, soon he and his animal friends are setting off on the most unforgettable adventure . . .

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The Story Of Doctor Dolittle Reviews


'A work of Genius. It is the first real children's classic since Alice.' -Hugh Walpole.

About Hugh Lofting


Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters Hugh sent home from the front to entertain his children. The successful publication of The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920 was followed by a further eleven books. In 1923 Hugh Lofting was awarded the Newbery Medal. He died in 1947.

Additional information

GOR001089782
The Story Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Hugh Lofting
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
2001-11-01
176
009942732X
9780099427322
N/A
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