Hugh Lofting

8 children’s books by the writer

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters Hugh sent home from the front to entertain his children. The successful publication of The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920 was followed by a further eleven books. In 1923 Hugh Lofting was awarded the Newbery Medal. He died in 1947.

9-11 years

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

'Many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor and his name was Dolittle.' Dr Dolittle lives in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with his friends Dab-Dab the duck, Jip the dog, Gub-Gub the baby pig, Too-Too the owl, the ...

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7-9 years

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Once upon a time, many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor, and his name was Dolittle - John Dolittle M.D. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his ...

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7-9 years

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Once upon a time, many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor, and his name was Dolittle - John Dolittle M.D. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his ...

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9-11 years

Dr Dolittle Stories

Hugh Lofting

Dr Dolittle Stories

This title includes eight complete stories about the famous Doctor who could talk to the animals. It offers an excellent introduction which highlights all the most memorable incidents: the way he realises his gifts with animals, his meeting with the ...

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9-11 years

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

'Many years ago - when our grandfathers were little children - there was a doctor and his name was Dolittle'. Dr Dolittle lives in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with his friends Dab-Dab the duck, Jip the dog, Gub-Gub the baby pig, Too-Too the owl, the ...

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Dr. Dolittle's Circus

Hugh Lofting

Dr. Dolittle's Circus

As always, Dr. Dolittle's animal stories delight and enchant both the young, and the young at heart. (Illustrated hardback edition.)

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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

The British author Hugh Lofting is most noted for his creating the magical character Dr Dolittle. Dr Dolittle is best known for being able to talk to animals. In this first Dolittle book the doctor's parrot teaches him to ...

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