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Dr Dolittle; Bravest Man In The World by Hugh Lofting
  

Dr Dolittle; Bravest Man In The World

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Dr Dolittle; Bravest Man In The World by Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle is off on his travels again. But this time he's got a new companion; Tommy Stubbins, his young assistant. And it's during this exciting voyage that Tommy discovers the Doctor's secret. He isn't just the cleverest man in the world, but also the bravest.

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Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acqaintance of Doctor Dolittle will miss out on something important -- Jane Goodall


About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 1999

Author

Hugh Lofting

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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780099404521

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