The Story Of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

The Story Of Doctor Dolittle Synopsis

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 . . .

The Story Of Doctor Dolittle Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099427322
Publication date: 1st November 2001
Author: Hugh Lofting
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage),

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 ...

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