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The Story of Dr Dolittle

Hugh Lofting Hugh Lofting Susan Hellard



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01 October 2018
Children's & Educational; Classic fiction (Children's&YA); Adventure stories (Children's&YA)
After a while, with the parrot's help, the Doctor got to learn the language of the animals so well that he could talk to them himself and understand everything they said.

John Dolittle is a highly respected doctor in the village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, yet he loves animals so much that his house is soon full of them. With all his patients scared away, and the expense of feeding his menagerie mounting, a friend suggests that the Doctor become a vet instead.

With the help of Polynesia the parrot, Doctor Dolittle swiftly learns the language of the animals so that he can talk to all of his new patients. However, when a message comes from Africa, telling of a terrible sickness among the monkeys there, the Doctor and his animal friends depart on a thrilling and dangerous adventure that they are never likely to forget.
By:   Hugh Lofting
Illustrated by:   Hugh Lofting, Susan Hellard
Imprint:   Puffin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   128g
ISBN:   9781847497451
ISBN 10:   1847497454
Series:   Alma Junior Classics
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  English as a second language ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely

Best known for his Doctor Dolittle books, Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) first had the idea for his unusual country doctor while writing to his children from the front during the First World War. The twelve books that followed are loved by children across the globe.

Reviews for The Story of Dr Dolittle

The first real children's classic since Alice. -- Hugh Walpole

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