photo credits: OpenLibrary
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
native language: English
educated at: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Westminster
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer, screenwriter
award received: Newbery Medal, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was an English author trained as a civil engineer, who created the classic children's character of Doctor Dolittle. Dolittle first appeared in Lofting's illustrated letters to his children, written from the British Army trenches in World War I.
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