The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

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The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle is a children's book by Hugh Lofting. First published in 1922, it is the second book in the Doctor Dolittle series, and is narrated by Tommy Stubbins who finds a squirrel that has been injured by a hawk. He is told to get in touch with Doctor Dolittle who can converse with the animals. After becoming acquainted with the strange animals in the Doctors house such as the Wiff-Waff fish, Tommy begins studying with the Doctor, and Polynesia the parrot starts teaching him the language of the animals. Informed by the Purple Bird of Paradise that Long Arrow, son of Golden Arrow (a friend of the Doctor) has gone missing, Doctor Dolittle decides to go to Spider Monkey Island to rescue him. On the way, they discover stowaways, make a deal with the bullfighters of Spain, and, become shipwrecked. When they finally get to their destination, in addition to rescuing Long Arrow, the Doctor and his crew must also fight to save the people of the Island. Far longer than the first book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle is divided into six parts, and is aimed at a slightly more mature audience than The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

№ 2 in the Doctor Dolittle series

This book has 73,276 words, 160 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1922.

Production notes: This ebook of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was published by Global Grey on the 13th July 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Park with Country House' by Jan Weenix.

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