Hugh Lofting’s tales of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with the animals, have been classics of children’s literature for a century. They have now been assembled in their entirety in this beautiful four volume collection, fully updated for the modern reader by the author’s son, Christopher Lofting.
Discover the world of Doctor Dolittle with the first three books of this beloved children’s series!
Here are the good Doctor’s three exciting tales of world travel, beginning with his greatest adventure. In The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, the Doctor and his young assistant, Tommy Stubbins, travel in search of the brilliant naturalist Long Arrow, culminating in a meeting with the most fabled creature of all, the Great Glass Sea Snail! The Story of Doctor Dolittle details how the Doctor came to learn the languages of animals, and how he was called to Africa where he meets the rarest of all beasts, the marvelous two-headed pushmi-pullyu! And in another African adventure, Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office, the Doctor establishes the only postal service in the world where birds deliver the mail!