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Doctor Dolittle Books

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Doctor Dolittle Books

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of Doctor Dolittle. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the author's illustrated letters to his children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull. The stories are set in early Victorian England, where Doctor John Dolittle lives in the fictional English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country.Doctor Dolittle has a few close human friends, including Tommy Stubbins and Matthew Mugg, the Cats'-Meat Man. The animal team includes Polynesia (a parrot), Gub-Gub (a pig), Jip (a dog), Dab-Dab (a duck), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Too-Too (an owl), the Pushmi-pullyu, and a white mouse later named simply "Whitey".
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characters: John Dolittle

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

novel, and the first of the Doctor Dolittle Books

author: Hugh Lofting
illustrator: Hugh Lofting

1920

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

The second work of Doctor Dolittle Books, the author was Hugh Lofting

author: Hugh Lofting
illustrator: Hugh Lofting

1922

Doctor Dolittle's Post Office

The third work of Doctor Dolittle Books, the author was Hugh Lofting

author: Hugh Lofting
illustrator: Hugh Lofting

1923

Doctor Dolittle's Circus

The fourth work of Doctor Dolittle Books, the author was Hugh Lofting

author: Hugh Lofting
illustrator: Hugh Lofting

1924

Doctor Dolittle Meets a Londoner in Paris

Short story leaked from the Doctor Dolittle Books, the author was Hugh Lofting

author: Hugh Lofting
illustrator: Hugh Lofting

1925

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