|aThe Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle / |cby Hugh Lofting
|aThe Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
|aNew York : |bA Yearling Book, |cc1988
|axiii, 316 p. : |bill. ; |c20 cm.
|aPresents the story of the good doctor who learned the language of animals and made adventurous voyages. Doctor Dolittle heads for the high seas in perhaps the most amazing adventure ever experienced by man or animal. Told by nine-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future naturalist, the voyages of Doctor Dolittle and his company lead them to Spidermonkey Island. Along with his faithful friends, Polynesia the parrot and Chee-Chee the monkey, Doctor Dolittle survives a perilous shipwreck and lands on the mysterious floating island. There he meets the wondrous Great Glass Sea Snail who holds the key to the greatest mystery of all.
Hugh Lofting was born in 1886 in Maidenhead, Berkshire. His Doctor Dolittle books first appeared on paper in the form of letters to his children, Elizabeth and Colin. Lofting wrote a number of children's books besides the Dolittle series, including?The Story of Mrs. Tubbs?(1923),?Tommy,?Tilly and Mrs. Tubbs?(1936),?Porridge Poetry?(1924),?The Twilight of Magic?(1930), and?Gub Gub's Book?(1932). Lofting also wrote one book for adults,?Victory for the Slain?(1942). He died in 1947 in Santa Monica, California.