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Dr Dolittle Stories

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  1 review
Eight complete stories about the famous Doctor who could talk to the animals. An excellent introduction which highlights all the most memorable incidents: the way he realises his gifts with animals, his meeting with the Pushmi-Pullyu, and how he sets off to sea. His is an entrancing world and the reader is soon involved with all the animal characters, Gub-Gub the pig, Jip ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 10th 1998 by Red Fox
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The three stars are not for the work of Hugh Lofting, who told marvelous stories I enjoyed very much as a child, but rather for the way this book is presented. It's a best of, apparently, but it isn't in chronological order at all, and some stories cut off halfway through. I might have been better off with an actual book, but I didn't know this was a best of when I began.
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Hugh Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle — one of the classics of children's literature.

Lofting was born in Maidenhead, England, to English and Irish parents. His early education was at Mount St Mary's College in Sheffield, after which he went to the United States, completing a degree in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Inst
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