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The Story of Doctor Dolittle


Author(s):Hugh Lofting
Illustrator(s):Michael Hague
Publisher(s): HarperCollins
Year Published: 1997
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Animal Fantasy
Fantasy – English
Nature – Amphibians
Nature – Birds
Nature – Fish
Nature – Mammals
Age Range: Ages 7-9: Short Chapter Books
Pages: 159
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
ISBN-10: 0486293505, 0688140017
LCCN: 96051193


This is the story of how Dr. Dolittle learned to speak with the animals and went to Africa to cure the monkeys. In this special edition, some language which was considered offensive has been altered to be more in keeping with the author’s intentions.

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(Frederick A. Stokes)

This book belongs to the Series: Doctor Dolittle