The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

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Doctor Dolittle and all his animal friends head for the high seas in this amazing adventure. Told by 9-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future naturalist, Doctor Dolittle and company survive a perilous shipwreck and land on the mysterious, floating Spidermonkey Island. There he meets the Great Glass Sea Snail who holds the key to the biggest mystery of all.

About Hugh Lofting

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Hugh Lofting was born in 1866 in Maidenhead, England. He trained as a civil engineer, getting his education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic Institute of London. He worked in Africa, the West Indies and Canada and then settled in New York to become a writer. The stories about Doctor Dolittle began as letters to his children while overseas in England during World War I, where Lofting served with the British Army. The first Doctor Dolittle book published was "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" in 1920. He wrote thirteen more, winning the Newberry Medal in 1923 for "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle." Lofting illustrated all of the Dolittle books himself. In 1967, the Doctor Dolittle books were made into a musical film starring Rex Harrison. Hugh Lofting died in 1947 at the age of 81.
Published June 4, 2004 by Dover Publications. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nature & Wildlife, Humor & Entertainment, History, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction

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While it may be impossible for readers to join the doctor and his friends on their adventures, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle serve as a wonderful reminder that such adventures are, always, there for the having.

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