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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Written and illustrated by Hugh Lofting
Book #1 in the Doctor Dolittle Series
Published by Pan Macmillan
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle is one of the most delightfully imaginative stories in children’s literature, featuring the well-loved and eccentric doctor who learns to talk to animals. Unlike most doctors, Doctor Dolittle doesn’t treat humans; he treats animals. His house in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is full of an eclectic mix of creatures, from Polynesia the parrot to Gub-Gub the pig. And in that house something amazing happens—the doctor learns how to communicate with his animals! Doctor Dolittle’s soon learns that the monkeys in Africa have become inflicted with a terrible disease, so with a team of trusty creatures by his side the kind-hearted doctor sets off on an action-packed adventure to save them. This beautiful paperback edition is illustrated with original line drawings from Hugh Lofting himself.

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Who Wrote The Story of Doctor Dolittle

author & illustrator
Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting was the creator of the beloved Doctor Dolittle children’s book series. He created the idea for the stories when writing letters home to his children while serving in the British army during World War I to avoid filling his letters with the atrocities or boredom of war.

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  • When it was published in 1920, the original and complete title of The Story of Dr. Dolittle was The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts Never Before Printed.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1509885714
ISBN 13:
9781509885718
Publication Date:
January 1, 1920