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Hugh Lofting (1886–1947)

Author of The Story of Doctor Dolittle

141+ Works 11,724 Members 143 Reviews 15 Favorited

About the Author

Hugh Lofting was born in 1866 in Maidenhead, England. He trained as a civil engineer, getting his education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic Institute of London. He worked in Africa, the West Indies and Canada and then settled in New York to become a writer. The show more stories about Doctor Dolittle began as letters to his children while overseas in England during World War I, where Lofting served with the British Army. The first Doctor Dolittle book published was "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" in 1920. He wrote thirteen more, winning the Newberry Medal in 1923 for "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle." Lofting illustrated all of the Dolittle books himself. In 1967, the Doctor Dolittle books were made into a musical film starring Rex Harrison. Hugh Lofting died in 1947 at the age of 81. show less

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Works by Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920) 4,076 copies
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922) 2,043 copies
Doctor Dolittle's Circus (1924) 522 copies
Doctor Dolittle's Caravan (1926) 398 copies
Doctor Dolittle's Zoo (1925) 367 copies
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon (1928) 345 copies
Doctor Dolittle's Garden (1928) 324 copies
Doctor Dolittle's Return (1933) 260 copies
Doctor Dolittle: A Treasury (1967) 222 copies
Doctor Dolittle Tales (1920) 133 copies
The Twilight of Magic (1950) 74 copies
Doctor Dolittle Omnibus (1995) 20 copies
The Story of Mrs. Tubbs (1951) 14 copies
Six Doctor Dolittle Books (1954) 7 copies
Tommy Tilly and Mrs Tubbs (1937) 6 copies
Porridge Poetry (2005) 4 copies
Doctor Dolittle (1967) 4 copies
Dr. Dolittle (2015) 3 copies
Opera doktora Dolittle (1991) 1 copy
Opowieści z Puddleby (1990) 1 copy

Associated Works

A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contributor — 287 copies
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contributor — 209 copies
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contributor — 152 copies
Dr. Dolittle [1998 film] (1998) — Original story — 113 copies
Doctor Dolittle [1967 film] (1967) — Original story — 101 copies
Dolittle [2020 film] (2020) — Original book — 100 copies
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contributor — 71 copies
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Contributor — 62 copies
Animal Friends and Adventures (1949) — Contributor — 55 copies
Adventures of Doctor Dolittle Popup Book (1960) — Story — 10 copies
Doctor Dolittle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008) — Original book — 8 copies
The Gunniwolf and Other Merry Tales (1936) — Contributor — 5 copies
Dr. Dolittle (2015) — Original work — 5 copies
Sammy Davis Jr. Sings the Complete "Dr. Dolittle" (1967) — Original story — 1 copy
Anthony Newley Sings the Songs from Doctor Dolittle (1967) — Original story — 1 copy

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corliss12000 | 42 other reviews | Mar 16, 2024 |
I know my dislike for this book mostly comes from when I read it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read it when I was in elementary school.
 
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Fortunesdearest | 42 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
Details how the Doctor came to learn the languages of animals, and how he was called to Africa where he meets the rarest of all beasts, the marvelous two-headed pushmi-pullyu!
 
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PlumfieldCH | 42 other reviews | Dec 15, 2023 |
Doctor Dolittle's garden is teeming with insects. So the Doctor decides to learn the insect languages and soon hears lots of fascinating stories. None is more fascinating than the tale of the giant moths, and the doctor starts to plan a trip to seek them out. But before he can set off, he is amazed by the arrival of one of these moths. What is the reason for the moth's visit?
 
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