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  • Hugh Lofting

    Hugh John Lofting was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire on January 14th, 1886 to English and Irish parents. Lofting was initially educated at Mount St MaryÕs College in Spinkhill, Derbyshire, a Jesuit boarding school from the age of eight. By 1905 at age eighteen he was to study abroad, taking classes at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA in civil engineering. Thereafter he embarked on a quest to travel widely before settling down to write of his adventures.Lofting had always leaned towards pacifism but the Great War was about to erupt all over Europe. Initially Lofting worked for the British Government whilst based in New York but by 1918 he had enlisted and...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Doctor Dolittle is a very special vet—because he knows how to talk to the animals!  So when he hears that there’s a terrible sickness hurting all the monkeys in Africa, the good doctor knows he must go and help them. Soon he’s off on an exciting adventure across the seas in this superb retelling of Hugh Lofting’s beloved...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Dr. Dolittle is a people doctor who's love for animals and giving them a home, scares all his human patients away. Dr. Dolittle's parrot decides to teach him how to talk to animals, after learning the secret language, Dr. Dolittle becomes a veterinarian. Poor Dr. Dolittle always has money problems, but when he learns of a monkey epidemic in Africa, he has to help. In gratitude, Dr. Dolittle is given a rare creature who is part unicorn. But, on the way home, pirates!!!! Does Dr. Dolittle make it home safely? What happens to his animal friends? This classic story will hold you spellbound to the end. Table of Contents: The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric nineteenth-century physician Dr. Dolittle-who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in practicing animal medicine, and his fame spreads far and wide. When a terrible epidemic breaks out among monkeys in Africa, Dr. Dolittle sets out to save them, accompanied by some of his favorite pets. Thus begins the amusing, whimsical adventures of Dr. Dolittle and the animal kingdom. Hugh Lofting, winner of the 1923 Newbery Medal for The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, has a gifted knack for imbuing unique, distinct personalities in his...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    In The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920), the first of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, we are introduced to the good doctor who gives up treating people after Polynesia, his parrot, teaches him animal languages. His fame in the animal kingdom spreads throughout the world and soon he sets off to cure a monkey epidemic in Africa, finding all sorts of exciting adventures on the...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Doctor Dolittle's Post Office is the exciting third in the series of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books. As usual, the Doctor has many adventures while helping his animal friends and the people he meets. At the start book, Doctor Dolittle gets help from the sea birds to help to capture a notorious slave trader and free his captives, then organizes the postal service of a small African kingdom, Fantippo, ruled over by King Koko. He does this of course with the help of all his animal friends especially the birds. He discovers a hidden island populated by peace loving creatures, gets thrown into another African jail, invents animal alphabets, and defeats at least two armies. Each of the...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Written in 1920 by the British author Hugh Lofting, the Doctor Dolittle books, were a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world. It was one of the novels in the series which was adapted into the 1967 film Doctor Dolittle. Produced by Devin Lawrence Edited by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Giuliano Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) Eden Garret Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Alan Bennett reads three enchanting Doctor Dolittle stories Doctor Dolittle has an extraordinary talent – he can talk to the animals! Taught by his parrot, Polynesia, he is soon able to chat to every kind of creature – and his skill leads him into all sorts of adventures. In The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the Doctor and his pets set sail for Africa to save the monkeys – but they face great danger and challenges, including a sinking ship and Barbary pirates... The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle finds Doctor Dolittle on the high seas once again, this time with his young friend Tommy Stubbins. The pair head for Spider Monkey Island, a mysterious place of magic and secrets......read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.(summary from...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Just in time for the major motion picture Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr.—soaring into theaters on January 17, 2020! Journey into the world of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with animals. Working with original author Hugh Lofting’s son, these books have been fully updated for the modern listener, all while retaining the full charm of the originals. Volume 1 of this collection is now available on audio! Rediscover the children’s literature classic with three novels from the beloved series! Here are the good Doctor’s three exciting tales of world travel, beginning with his greatest adventure. In The Voyages of Doctor...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts is the first of the classically loved Doctor Dolittle series by Hugh Lofting. Doctor John Dolittle is a physician living in England who loves animals. He acquires many animals in his small home, but the volume of animals causes his human patients to be uncomfortable and seek out other practitioners. Doctor Dolittle does the most sensible thing in that situation – learns to speak to the animals from his pet parrot, and takes up veterinary medicine instead of human medicine. Soon after, many animals seek him out and take residence in his home, causing all sorts of...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable old doctor, had so many animal pets spread throughout his house and garden that patients would not come to him anymore. As a result, he became poorer and poorer. But he occupied nearly all of his time tending to his pets, and his fame as an animal doctor spread all over the world. When the monkeys in Africa were stricken with an epidemic, they gave the good doctor a call. He set sail at once. The adventures during his magnificent journey across the ocean, through the high kingdom of the Jolliginki and back again by way of the Canaries, combine to form a story filled with delight. An enduring classic, it will dazzle and delight readers young and...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    The good Doctor Dolittle, accompanied by his devoted animal friends, sets sail once again. This time it is a voyage of discovery to learn the secret of the Shellfish language—and to teach Tommy Stubbins, the doctor’s young protégé, all there is to know about animals and their languages. The jolly party meets with more adventures than they had anticipated, including a shipwreck, a floating island, and a journey undersea in the Great Glass Sea Snail. Winner of the Newbery Award for “the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature in any single...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    This is the original book about the amazing Dr. Dolittle who "Besides the gold-fish in the pond at the bottom of his garden, he had rabbits in the pantry, white mice in his piano, a squirrel in the linen closet and a hedgehog in the cellar." In it, the kind hearted dreamer learns he likes animals better than humans; is introduced to animal speech by his parrot, Polynesea; becomes very poor; travels to Africa and has many adventures with his animal friends. And they are indeed...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    This is the original book about the amazing Dr. Dolittle who "Besides the gold-fish in the pond at the bottom of his garden, he had rabbits in the pantry, white mice in his piano, a squirrel in the linen closet and a hedgehog in the cellar." In it, the kind hearted dreamer learns he likes animals better than humans; is introduced to animal speech by his parrot, Polynesea; becomes very poor; travels to Africa and has many adventures with his animal friends. And they are indeed...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    John Dolittle, M. D., was once a famous doctor. But then he learned to talk Animal-Language, picked up several interesting pets, and gradually began to lose his patients. Finally the only patient who remains, the Cat's-Meat-Man, makes a suggestion - why doesn't he give up treating people and become an animal doctor? And so Dr. Dolittle becomes an animal doctor, and life seems to be going well. But with the addition of an escaped crocodile to his store of pets, even the animals stop coming to see him. What to do? Children of all ages - and adults too - will enjoy the story of the good Doctor and his animals as he travels to Africa and back, braves shipwrecks and pirates, escapes from...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    After his parrot Polynesia teaches him to speak animal languages, Doctor Dolittle decides to abandon his human practice, and become an animal doctor. - Summary by Karen...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Dr. Dolittle has a deep love of animals, and he wants to give them all a home-but this scares all of his human patients away. So Dr. Dolittle's parrot decides to teach him how to talk to animals. After learning the secret language, Dr. Dolittle becomes a veterinarian. Poor Dr. Dolittle always has money problems, but when he learns of a monkey epidemic in Africa, he has to help. In gratitude, Dr. Dolittle is given a rare creature who is part unicorn. But on the way home ... they run into pirates! Does Dr. Dolittle make it home safely? What happens to his animal friends? This classic story will hold you spellbound to the...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Doctor John Dolittle loves animals. He loves to help them, heal them, and even lets them live in his home and his office. When Polynesia the Parrot teaches him the language of animals, Doctor Dolittle becomes a world-famous doctor, traveling to animals in almost every country so he can learn about what ails them and how he can help...read more

  • Hugh Lofting

    Do you want to listen to The Story of Doctor Dolittle? If so then keep reading… Doctor Dolittle is one of kind. Not only can he talk to animals—but he can understand them too! One day Doctor Dolittle receives a message from Africa—the monkeys there need his help. So he sails off from his home, bringing along all his pals: Dab-Dab, the duck; Jip, the dog; Gub-Gub, the baby pig; Polynesia, the parrot; and Too-Too, the owl. Join the doctor and his animal friends on an amazing adventure. They even meet the rarest of all animals, the two-headed pushmi-pullyu! What are you waiting for The Story of Doctor Dolittle is one click away, start listening...read more