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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 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.
— biography from The Story of Doctor Dolittle
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle 3,500 copies, 36 reviews
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle 2,022 copies, 37 reviews
Doctor Dolittle's Circus 466 copies, 7 reviews
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office 382 copies, 5 reviews
Doctor Dolittle's Caravan 365 copies, 8 reviews
Doctor Dolittle's Zoo 332 copies, 2 reviews
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon 312 copies, 6 reviews
Doctor Dolittle's Garden 289 copies, 8 reviews
Doctor Dolittle's Return 242 copies, 4 reviews
The Twilight of Magic 71 copies, 1 review
The Story of Mrs. Tubbs 14 copies, 1 review
Dr. Dolittle 3 copies
A Newbery Christmas (Contributor) 232 copies, 1 review
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (Contributor) 190 copies, 3 reviews
Dr. Dolittle [1998 film] (Original story) 100 copies, 1 review
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (Contributor) 60 copies, 1 review
Doctor Dolittle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Original book) 7 copies, 1 review
Dr. Dolittle (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
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