The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

William Sutherland (Narrator)

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7hrs 46min

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10-01-00

7hrs 46min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Classics

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Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1923

The good Doctor Dolittle, accompanied by his devoted animal friends, sets sail once again. This time it is a voyage of discovery to learn the secret of the Shellfish language—and to teach Tommy Stubbins, the doctor’s young protégé, all there is to know about animals and their languages. The jolly party meets with more adventures than they had anticipated, including a shipwreck, a floating island, and a journey undersea in the Great Glass Sea Snail.

Winner of the Newbery Award for “the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature in any single year.”

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2000
Release Date October 1, 2000
Release Date Machine 970358400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Animals & Nature, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Evergreen Classics, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
Hugh Lofting

Hugh John Lofting (1886–1947), born in Berkshire and educated at a Jesuit boarding-school in Derbyshire, trained first as an architect and later as a civil engineer. His children’s stories originated in the illustrated letters he sent to his family from the front in World War I. The Story of Dr. Doolittle, the first of his series, appeared in 1920 and won instant success.

From 1922 to 1928 he wrote one Dr. Dolittle book a year, and these seven are considered the best of the series. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle (1922) won the Newbery Medal as the best children’s book of the year. Wearying of his hero, Lofting tried to get rid of him by sending him to the moon (Dr. Dolittle in the Moon, 1928), but popular demand compelled him to write Dr. Dolittle’s Return in 1933. The last book of the series was published posthumously.

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Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1923

The good Doctor Dolittle, accompanied by his devoted animal friends, sets sail once again. This time it is a voyage of discovery to learn the secret of the Shellfish language—and to teach Tommy Stubbins, the doctor’s young protégé, all there is to know about animals and their languages. The jolly party meets with more adventures than they had anticipated, including a shipwreck, a floating island, and a journey undersea in the Great Glass Sea Snail.

Winner of the Newbery Award for “the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature in any single year.”

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