The story of Doctor Dolittle

Book 1, Puffin Books

Hugh Lofting

No. of pages 192

Great for age 8+
The classic childrens tale of a man who could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals ... John Dolittle was not your average doctor. He was known as a quiet, capable physician who lived a simple life in a simple house with his sister. His true love was for animals. He even kept a menagerie of wildlife in his very home, which ended up scaring away his two-legged human clientele. But after his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the secret to speaking with animals, Dolittle finds a new calling as a veterinarian. He uses his gift to understand, help, and heal the furred and feathered of the world. As his fame spreads, hes soon called upon to travel far from his small English village to the jungles of Africa, where an epidemic is threatening the entire monkey kingdom. It seems only Doctor Dolittle can save the day.


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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

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Random House Modern Classics

Doctor Dolittle
This series by Hugh Lofting is about a doctor who can talk to animals and who devotes his time to treating those animals rather than human patients. The stories are set in early Victorian England, in the fictional village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country.

Red Fox Classics

Puffin Books

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Doctor Dolittle

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