The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Paperback)

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The Savior of Animals The first book in the series of Doctor Do little books, this adventurous children novel starts from Doctor Dolittle's home and takes him to different places around the world.

The story is about a respected physician who loves animals, obsessed with them, and who learns to talk to animals and how he becomes their friend and savior. In fact, this love of animals and his household menagerie scares the ghost out of his his human patients who visit the clinic, his house. His financial health takes a beating because of this.

He then takes up a veterinary practice, his passion at last becoming his reality. He so quickly becomes "wildly" renowned throughout the animal kingdom.

At one point Docotor Dolittle, just as he faces bankruptcy, has to go to Africa to cure a monkey epidemic with some of his "animal" companions. Now, this is the most difficult and dangerous (as well as adventurous) voyage anyone could take and they face shipwrecks, imprisonment and pirates

The rest of the book has answers to the questions:

1. Does he cure the monkey epidemic?
2. How does he solve his bankruptcy and who helps him?
3. What challenges and dangers does he face on the journey to Africa and back home?
4. What two-headed "gift" does he get from the monkey kingdom?

First published in 1920, this treasured story sells like hot cakes up until to this day. It enjoys such a fascination among children. Rich in humor and easy plot, this is a very entertaining novel for both children and even adults, if you are a bookworm.

Overall, a novel with rich and memorable characters.

Trivia: Very interestingly, these Doctor Dolittle stories were letters from the author Hugh Lofting to his children when he was serving in the army, overseas, in England during the WWI. The Doctor Dolittle books were also made into a film. His wife suggested that he turned these letters into a book He did.

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About the Author


Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 - 26 September 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle, one of the classics of children's literature. Hugh John Lofting was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, on January 14, 1886. He was one of six children of an English father, John Brien Lofting, and an Irish mother, Elizabeth Agnes (Gannon) Lofting. Hugh Lofting was educated at Mount St Mary's College in Spinkhill, Derbyshire. From 1905 to 1906 he studied abroad, taking classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781534767072
ISBN-10: 153476707X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 18th, 2016
Pages: 90
Language: English