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Doctor Dolittle's Return (Doctor Dolittle #9)

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Doctor Dolittle's Return is lighter and more comic than other Dolittle books. Tommy Stubbins waits for Doctor Dolittle's return from the Moon. When the Doctor returns he is anxious to write of what he has experienced. This proves more difficult than expected. The poignancy of the doctor's lunar experiences is juxtaposed with his hilarious attempts to be put into jail so he ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1933)
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Doctor Dolittle's Return is the ninth book in Hugh Lofting's classic Doctor Dolittle series. Remarkably, it features some of the most memorable and funniest moments of the whole series. That's a rare thing in a long series!

The book directly continues the plot line begun in the preceeding book, Doctor Dolittle in the Moon. It should be noted that Lofting originally intended to end the series with that book, but for some reason changed his mind; five years after the publication of Doctor Dolittle
God, I love these books!
Such a great blend of the fantastic and the real world, as the good Doctor, his helper Tom Stubbins and a boat load of animals deal with problems and adventures big and small.
Can be a bit dry and politically incorrect, but keep in mind they were written 70 years ago and just enjoy the magic here.
Chas Bayfield
Dr Dolittle returns from the moon in a book written long before the first lunar landings. A nice gentle (if mental) read.
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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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