Doctor Dolittle


Author: Hugh Lofting
Retold by Ellen Miles

9780439574259 | PB | pp. 144 | 2004 | Scholastic

Doctor Dolittle used to treat people but his love for animals got in the way. Gradually he learnt animal language. One day he hears of big trouble with the monkeys in Africa. Can he help his animal friends again?

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Doctor Dolittle doesn’t understand people, but he can talk to animals. His very best friends include a duck, a dog, a pig, and a parrot, and he has more pets than his house will fit!

Doctor Dolittle
would do anything for his animal friends. But when the monkeys get sick, can he save them in time?

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Hugh Lofting
Reteold: Ellen Miles







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About the Author

Hugh Lofting was an English author trained as a civil engineer, who created the classic children’s literature character of Doctor Dolittle. It first appeared in illustrated letters to his children written by Lofting from the British Army trenches in the First World War.


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