The Story of Doctor Dolittle
|Author:||Philip Ardagh (Introduction by)|
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Doctor Dolittle keeps all kind of pets in his house in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. In fact he prefers animals to people and even learns to talk to them in their own language. One cold winter's day he learns that the monkeys in Africa are inflicted with a terrible disease, and sets sail on an action packed adventure in the company of his favourite animals to save the monkeys.
Dr Dolittle is one of the most delightful and fascinating characters in children's literature. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition is illustrated with Hugh Lofting's own drawings, and includes two new chapters and an afterword by author Philip Ardagh.