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  • Published: 15 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099404323
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $14.99

Doctor Dolittle And The Lighthouse


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Doctor Dolittle loves animals-and he can talk to them as well! It's a good job too when there is a disaster looming. A lone sparrow warns the Doctor that the Cape Stephen Lighthouse is not working and a ship is sailing towards rocks. Between them, doctor Dolittle and his animal friends save the day and get the lighthouse working again!
This new Doctor Dolittle retelling will introduce new readers to this well loved character and his exciting adventures. A funny, simple, and beautifully illustrated book to encourage reading.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099404323
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters Hugh sent home from the front to entertain his children. The successful publication of The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920 was followed by a further eleven books. In 1923 Hugh Lofting was awarded the Newbery Medal. He died in 1947.

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