(1886 - 1947)
Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle — one of the classics of children’s literature.
The Children’s Hour Volume 4 (1953)
A collection of humorous and nonsense stories and verse. Includes a selection from Mr. Popper's Penguins with illustrations by Robert Lawson.
Walter R. Brooks
Laura E. Richards
Pippinella tells Doctor Dolittle and his friends her adventures.
The Doctor and his friends travel to darkest Africa to rescue an ancient turtle.
Doctor Dolittle Boxed Set (1967)
Includes Doctor Dolittle’s Circus, Zoo, Caravan, Garden, In the Moon, Return.
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon (1928)
Doctor Dolittle extends his researches to the language of plants when he meets the wonderful inhabitants of the moon.
Each page contains a quotation and picture from the Doctor Dolittle books and space to record birthday reminders.
Doctor Dolittle’s Caravan (1926)
Doctor Dolittle’s Circus travels to London where they stage a bird opera.
Doctor Dolittle’s Circus (1924)
Concerned by the abuse of animals in the circus, Doctor Dolittle decides to start his own to show how good a circus could be if the animals were in charge.
Doctor Dolittle’s Garden (1927)
Doctor Dolittle continues his researches into the lives of animals and learns the languages of insects. He is visited by a giant moth and embarks on a journey to the moon.
Doctor Dolittle discovers that animals also have a written form of their language and goes about setting up the fastest postal service in the world for them. Read online at gutenberg.org.
A collection of stories about Doctor Dolittle and his animal friends.
Doctor Dolittle’s Return (1933)
Doctor Dolittle makes his triumphant return from his visit to the moon.
Doctor Dolittle’s Zoo (1925)
In these adventures the good Doctor solves a mystery and opens a zoo in his back garden.
The Flying Carpet (1925)
An anthology of leading author and illustrators of the first part of the twentieth century.
Gub Gub’s Book (1932)
Gub Gub the pig expounds on the subject of food.
A collection of stories by leading authors illustrated by Kate Seredy.
Heights and Highways (1929)
An elementary school reader.
French translation of The Story of Mrs. Tubbs.
Mostly Magic (1958)
A collection of traditional fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for younger children.