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Description - Dr. Dolittle's Post Office by Hugh Lofting

One of a series of revised editions of Dr Dolittle stories. When he discovers that animals from all over the world want to communicate with each other, Dr Dolittle has the wonderful idea of setting up the Swallow Mail, the fastest postal service ever.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099880400
ISBN-10: 0099880407
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 19-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

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