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Doctor Dolittle in the Moon (Doctor Dolittle #8)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  281 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In Doctor Dolittle in the Moon Doctor Dolittle has landed on the Moon. He meets Otho Bludge the Moon Man, a Stone Age artist who was the only human on the Moon when it broke away from the Earth. The animals of the Moon flock to Doctor Dolittle, and he discovers how to communicate with the intelligent plants there. But will the lunar flora and fauna ever let him leave? Hugh ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by Yearling (first published 1928)
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Jean
yes, it's a children's book about a man who talks to animals (and plants, in this case). it's also a collection of nice drawings. what i love it for, however, is lofting's thoughtful imaginings of what life would be like on the moon, not only the phantasmagorically evolved giant trees and moths (good indoctrination in Darwinism, too), but also what it would feel like to walk in low gravity, how far you could go in a step, to what extent the curvature of a smaller sphere would be evident to one u ...more
Peter
Mar 18, 2009 Peter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children aged 9+, or parents reading to children aged 6+
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon is the eighth book in the Dolittle series. It takes up the story directly from the end of the previous volume, Doctor Dolittle's Garden.

The storyline changed rather radically in the middle of the book; it represented a profound shift in tone. Instead of trying to cope with the foibles and difficulties of human society such as the Doctor's near-constant (albeit unwilling) need for money, the plot began to focus instead on exploration and mystery, as strange and unknown
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Jonathan
Yams turn you into a giant.
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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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