Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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...

Buy The Story of Doctor Dolittle book by Hugh Lofting from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099427322
ISBN-10: 009942732X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Story of Doctor Dolittle book by Hugh Lofting and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters Hugh sent home from the front to entertain his children. The successful publication of The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920 was followed by a further eleven books. In 1923 Hugh Lofting was awarded the Newbery Medal. He died in 1947.

Books By Author Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle

Hardback, September 2015
$32.70
Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Paperback, October 2013
$13.49
Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Hardback, October 2012
$17.13
Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dodo Press) by Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dodo Press)

Paperback / softback, December 2007
$22.37