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Author: Hugh Lofting Narrator: William Sutherland Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481560474

Publisher Description

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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Awards

  • Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1923

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My reading support students loved this silly, easy to follow tale of dr dolittle and his animal friends. They were looking up all the other dolittle stories discussing which ones they want to check out from the library next! "

    - Valerie, 6/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " How amazing that Dolittle can speak to animals!! "

    - Sophia, 1/11/2013
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    " one of my favorite books. very good "

    - Adamk, 1/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " How amazing that Dolittle can speak to animals!! "

    - Sophia, 9/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " one of my favorite books. very good "

    - Adamk, 9/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My reading support students loved this silly, easy to follow tale of dr dolittle and his animal friends. They were looking up all the other dolittle stories discussing which ones they want to check out from the library next! "

    - Valerie, 7/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Read this aloud to my children, almost too ridiculous to be funny and my children seemed confused. It was a drag to get through to the end. "

    - Jorgina, 1/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Read this aloud to my children, almost too ridiculous to be funny and my children seemed confused. It was a drag to get through to the end. "

    - Jorgina, 1/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Hard not to enjoy this dear old chap and all his animals. Hugh Lofting wrote this story as letters to his children while being on the front in the first world war - and made illustrations as well in the letters. "

    - Carsten, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my favorite book as a child. I read it again, not long ago, and I still loved it. "

    - Christina, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun read and one that I hadn't read in years. "

    - Traci, 2/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Marissa was interested in the book, but it wasn't one of our favorites. It took us a while to finish; which says a lot. "

    - Christine, 2/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fun and easy read. Would love to read with my kids. Several reviewers were offended by white man/black man chapter. It was a little weird, but so is a book about talking animals. "

    - Suzanne, 2/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " ...but my 7-yr-old REALLY liked it. "

    - Lennie, 2/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I did not think I would love this as much as I did. What a great adventure. We will be reading the rest of this series for sure. "

    - Lisa, 1/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this read from the library and think I would put it down on my "Wish to Own" Book list. I've been thinking alot about children's books lately and feel this would be great to read outloud. "

    - Amy, 1/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Haha, wow, I read this a long time ago. It's a great story for children. "

    - Hana, 1/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i loved this book as a kid. "

    - Teresa, 12/9/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wish there were more of these.. so enjoyable as a quick read. "

    - Robert, 11/19/2010

About the Author

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.