THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE is the first of the Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world. It has become one of the classics of children's literature.
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In this first book in the series, Doctor Dolittle discovers that he can talk to the animals--Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, Polynesia the parrot.From the Back Cover:
John Doolittle is a kind-hearted country physician who keeps goldfish in his pond, rabbits in the pantry, white mice in a piano, and a hedgehog in the cellar. He also has an unusual gift: he can talk to animals—a talent that comes in handy, since he prefers treating animals, rather than humans, as his patients.
One day, a mysterious call summons him to Africa, where a serious epidemic has spread among the monkey population. Of course, the good doctor sets out immediately with some of his best friends—Jip, the dog, and Polynesia, the parrot, among others. Along the way, they’re joined by new acquaintances, including the pushmi-pullyu, a remarkable creature that has a head at both ends of its body.
"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," said renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.
An entertaining classic that has charmed readers of all ages for generations, Hugh Lofting's timeless tale is accompanied by 27 of his own delightful illustrations.
Slightly abridged Dover (2004) republication of the edition published by J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1920. 27 black-and-white illustrations. xiv+78pp. 53/16 x 81/4. Paperbound.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1463587406
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1463587406 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1568068