The classic story of the extraordinary animal doctor from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh - Doctor Dolittle. 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 . . .
Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts Never Before Printed
Author: Hugh Lofting
Publisher: The Floating Press
Respected physician John Dolittle swaps human patients for animal ones as his parrot Polynesia teaches him the secret of talking to the animals. His fame spreads and he travels to Africa to treat a monkey epidemic. Setting out with his favorite crew of creatures, Dolittle must face trial after trial; being shipwrecked, escaping the king of Jolligingki and figuring out what do do with a pushmi-pullyu, the shy two-headed gazelle-unicorn cross.
Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Doctor Dolittle keeps all kind of pets in his house in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. In fact he prefers animals to people and even learns to talk to them in their own language. One cold winter’s day he learns that the monkeys in Africa are inflicted with a terrible disease, and sets sail on an action packed adventure in the company of his favourite animals to save the monkeys. Dr Dolittle is one of the most delightful and fascinating characters in children’s literature. This Macmillan Collector’s Library edition is illustrated with Hugh Lofting’s own drawings, and includes two new chapters and an afterword by author Philip Ardagh.
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle; The Story of Doctor Dolittle; Doctor Dolittle's Post Office
Author: Hugh Lofting
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Just in time for the major motion picture Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr.—soaring into theaters on January 17, 2020! Journey into the world of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with animals. Working with original author Hugh Lofting’s son, these books have been fully updated for the modern reader, all while retaining the full charm of the originals. Rediscover the children’s literature classic with three novels from the beloved series! Here are the good Doctor’s three exciting tales of world travel, beginning with his greatest adventure. In The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, the Doctor and his young assistant, Tommy Stubbins, travel in search of the brilliant naturalist Long Arrow, culminating in a meeting with the most fabled creature of all, the Great Glass Sea Snail! The Story of Doctor Dolittle details how the Doctor came to learn the languages of animals, and how he was called to Africa where he meets the rarest of all beasts, the marvelous two-headed pushmi-pullyu! And in another African adventure, Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office, the Doctor establishes the only postal service in the world where birds deliver the mail!
This Newbery Medal–winning adventure, the second book in the ever-popular Doctor Dolittle series, finds the physician who can talk to animals setting sail in search of a missing colleague. Join the good doctor and his new assistant, nine-year-old Tommy Stubbins, as they hunt for Long Arrow, the world's greatest naturalist. Together with Jip the Dog, Polynesia the Parrot, and other memorable characters, the doctor and Tommy travel from their home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the Mediterranean sea and South America, braving a shipwreck on a mysterious island and encountering an enigmatic creature at the bottom of the ocean. "Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly, and enthusiastic doctor/naturalist and all of his animal friends will miss out on something important," declared wildlife biologist Jane Goodall. Doctor Dolittle has delighted readers for over a century, ever since Hugh Lofting enlivened his letters from the trenches of World War I with fancifully illustrated tales of a man with a special gift for communication. The doctor remains a beloved figure whose concern for the environment and promotion of peaceful coexistence among all the planet's creatures form a fine example for readers of all ages.
An abridged retelling of the story in which Dr. Dolittle sets off with his assistant, Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island.
This is the first in Hugh Lofting’s famous Doctor Dolittle book series. Written and illustrated by Lofting it contains 30 pen and ink illustrations plus 21 illuminated drop-capitals – one for the start of every chapter. SYNOPSIS: John Dolittle, MD, is a respected physician, a quiet bachelor living with his spinster sister in the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. His love of animals grows over the years and his household menagerie eventually scares off his human clientele, leading to a loss of income and wealth. But after learning the secret of speaking to all animals from his parrot Polynesia, he takes up veterinary practice. His fortunes rise and fall again after a crocodile takes up residence, leading to his sister leaving in disgust with the intention of getting married, but his fame in the animal kingdom spreads throughout the world. He is conscripted into voyaging to Africa to cure a monkey epidemic just as he faces bankruptcy. He has to borrow supplies and a ship, and sails with a crew of his favourite animals, but is shipwrecked upon arriving to Africa. On the way to the monkey kingdom, his band is arrested by the king of Jolliginki, a victim of European exploitation who wants no white men travelling in his country. The band barely escapes by ruse, but makes it to the monkey kingdom where things are indeed dire as a result of the raging epidemic. He vaccinates the well monkeys and nurses the sick back to health. In appreciation, the monkeys find a pushmi-pullyu, a shy two-headed gazelle-unicorn cross, whose rarity may bring Dr. Dolittle money back home. On the return trip, they again are captured in Jolliginki. This time they escape with the help of Prince Bumpo, who gives them a ship in exchange for Dolittle's bleaching Bumpo's face white, as his greatest desire being to act as a European fairy-tale prince. Dolittle's crew then have a couple of run-ins with pirates, leading to Dolittle's winning a pirate ship loaded with treasures and rescuing a boy whose uncle was abandoned on a rock island. After reuniting the two, Dolittle finally makes it home and tours with the pushmi-pullyu in a circus until he makes enough money to retire to his beloved home in Puddleby.
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle, is the first of his Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about John Dolittle, MD, who is a respected physician and quiet bachelor living with his spinster sister in the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. His love of animals grows over the years and his household menagerie eventually scares off his human clientele, leading to loss of wealth. But after learning the secret of speaking to all animals from his parrot Polynesia, he takes up veterinary practice...
The Doctor Who Can Talk to Animals Comes to Life Again! Doctor Dolittle has been beloved by children since his creation in the early twentieth century. The subject of the forthcoming 2019 film The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, the famous doctor who can speak to animals first appeared in Hugh Lofting’s letters to his children during World War I and then later commercially in The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the first book in Lofting’s popular children’s book series. Written and illustrated by Lofting himself, The Story of Doctor Dolittle follows John Dolittle and his misadventures with a crew of animals that he befriends. After learning he can speak to animals and he transitions from human medicine to veterinary practice, he loses most of his income and human patients. However, word in the animal kingdom spreads of this doctor with an extraordinary gift. Animals travel from far and wide to visit the doctor’s practice and receive treatment for their ailments. After losing the majority of his wealth, the doctor receives word that an epidemic among monkeys is spreading throughout Africa and makes the voyage to confront the plague-ridden continent. Upon being shipwrecked with his animal crew, a slew of tribulations and adventures ensue in a classic story that has captivated readers young and old for nearly a century.
This updated edition of "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" includes the original illustrations by the author, Hugh Lofting. The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts is the first book of the Doctor Dolittle series of books. It introduces the character of Doctor Dolittle, a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world.
“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.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, Doctor Dolittle's Circus, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Doctor Dolittle's Zoo…
Author: Hugh Lofting
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. John Dolittle is a doctor who shuns human patients in favor of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world. The stories are set in Victorian England, where Doctor Dolittle lives in the village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country. Table of Contents: The Story of Doctor Dolittle Doctor Dolittle's Post Office Doctor Dolittle's Circus Doctor Dolittle's Caravan The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Doctor Dolittle's Zoo Doctor Dolittle's Garden Doctor Dolittle in the Moon Doctor Dolittle's Return Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, Doctor Dolittle's Circus, Doctor Dolittle's Zoo, Doctor Dolittle’s Caravan
Author: Hugh Lofting
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Hugh John Lofting created the classic children's literature character of Doctor Dolittle. The Stories of Doctor Dolittle is collection of children's novels about an animal-loving British country doctor who learns he can talk to animals. This easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate ebook contains: The Story of Doctor Dolittle The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle Doctor Dolittle's Post Office Doctor Dolittle's Circus Doctor Dolittle's Zoo Doctor Dolittle’s Caravan Doctor Dolittle's Garden Doctor Dolittle in the Moon Doctor Dolittle's Return Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary
Publisher: Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House Group)
Category: Children's stories
Doctor Dolittle's Circus is in a bad way and so the Doctor searches for a special new animal to add to the Circus' attractions. His discovery of Pippinella, a canary with the most beautiful voice he's ever heard, seems to solve the problems at first. But Dab-Dab the duck is still unhappy, and longs to return to her home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh . . .