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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Lofting, Hugh

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ISBN 10: 0688140017 / ISBN 13: 9780688140014
Published by Books of Wonder: William Morrow and Company, New York, New York, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover. A near fine copy with a bit of wear to the edges. The Dust wrapper is near fine with a barely visible mark over the bar code on the back. It is signed by Michael Hague on the second page of the book. The end papers are a real blast of color and animal action. Bookseller Inventory # 006707

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Title: The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Publisher: Books of Wonder: William Morrow and Company, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Hague, Michael

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack. Afterword by Peter Glassman.

When a swallow arrives in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with the news that the monkeys of Africa are ill and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them, Doctor Dolittle and such good friends as Jip, his loyal dog, and Dab-Dab, his housekeeper duck, face their greatest challenge. Together they must sail to Africa, battle a band of cutthroat pirates, flee across a gorge on a bridge made of acrobatic apes, and convince the king of the beasts that even he must help an animal in need. With nearly fifty full-page pictures from Michael Hague and the McKissacks artful reworking of the dilemma faced by Prince Bumpo, this treasured story is now available in a deluxe edition that all families will want to explore again and again.

About the Author:

Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) began what became the Doctor Dolittle stories while writing letters to his children from the front during World War I. The Story of Doctor Dolittle, first published in 1920, was followed by The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, which was awarded the Newbery Medal, and ten more popular books in the series.



Michael Hague has illustrated more than thirty children's classics, including memorable editions of The Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, and The Secret Garden. He is also the artist of several bestselling books by his wife, Kathleen, including Alphabears, Numbears, and Ten Little Bears. The father of three grown children and the grandfather of four, Michael has a ready audience for all of his work.

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