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The Story of Doctor Dolittle Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle By Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting


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Summary

A wildly imaginative adventure featuring Doctor Dolittle, the man who can talk to animals, with an afterword by children's author Philip Ardagh.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle Summary

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Doctor Dolittle is one of the most delightful and fascinating characters in children's literature. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Story of Doctor Dolittle is illustrated with Hugh Lofting's own drawings, and includes updated material and an afterword by author Philip Ardagh.

Doctor Dolittle's house in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is full to the brim with eccentric characters, from Polynesia the parrot to Gub-Gub the pig. After learning the languages of all his animals, the gracious and kind-hearted doctor hears that the monkeys in Africa have become inflicted with a terrible disease. So with a team of trusty creatures by his side, the doctor sets sail on an action-packed adventure to save them.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle Reviews

He is scornful of the class system . . . hates zoos; couldn't care twopence for money; and takes the side of the little man against the big * Guardian *
The first real children's classic since Alice -- Hugh Walpole
Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly and enthusiastic doctor/naturalist and all of his animal friends will miss out on something important -- Jane Goodall

About Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. He studied engineering in London and America and his work as a civil engineer took him all over the world. He interrupted his career to enlist in the army and fight in the First World War. Wanting to shield his children from the horrors of combat, including the fate of horses on the battlefield, he wrote to them instead about a kindly doctor who could talk to animals. After the war he settled with his family in Connecticut and it was from there that he published his Doctor Dolittle books. The Story of Doctor Dolittle was published in 1920, followed by twelve more in the series. The highly acclaimed author died in 1947.

Additional information

GOR009718307
9781509868780
150986878X
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2018-09-06
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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