Hugh Lofting's wonderfully whimsical story of a doctor whose love of animals allows him to learn their language and becomes a splendid "animal doctor"... with their help. And he even goes all the way to Africa to cure the sick monkeys...it's charming!
"A childhood favorite"
Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, Too-Too the owl, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub-Gub the pig, Chee-Chee the monkey and many other animals accompany Dr. Doolittle on his adventurs in England, Africa and on the High Seas. Please note - due to certain unfortunate racial epithets and insensitivities contained in the narrative of this book, parental guidance is suggested.
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books published in 1922. This novel takes us to the different adventures of Doctor Dolittle in the Mediterranean, South America, and even under the sea. Doctor Dolittle meets Tommy Stubbins, the young son of the local cobbler, who becomes his new assistant. Tommy learns how to speak animal languages and becomes involved in the Doctor's quest to find Long Arrow, the greatest naturalist in the world.
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 protege, all there is to know about animals and their languages. Choosing their destination by opening an atlas, closing their eyes, and touching the page with a pencil, they set off on the most amazing voyage.
"A delightful travel log"
"The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts)", written by Hugh Lofting, is the first of his Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world. John Dolittle, MD. is a respected physician and quiet bachelor living with his spinster sister in the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. His love of animals grows over the years.
Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable, old doctor, has so many animal pets spread throughout his house and garden that patients will not come to him anymore. As a result, he becomes poorer and poorer. But he occupies nearly all of his time as the animals' doctor, and soon discovers that he can talk to the animals; Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, and Polynesia the parrot.
"The Story of Doctor Doolittle"
Meet the extraordinary Dr. Dolittle, the eccentric country doctor who can talk to animals. In this delightful presentation, you'll hear from the entire Dolittle ménage - Polynesia the parrot, Gub-Gub the pig, Dab-Dab the duck, and Jip the dog. When the good doctor learns of an epidemic among the monkeys, he sails to Africa to contain the outbreak. Take part in his adventures among the mysteries of the Dark Continent in this unabridged reading of a timeless classic.
"Good Story - Bland Teller"
No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric 19th-century physician Dr. Dolittle, who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in practicing animal medicine, and his fame spreads far and wide. When a terrible epidemic breaks out among monkeys in Africa, Dr. Dolittle sets out to save them, accompanied by some of his favorite pets.
"Ruined by a dreadful narrator"
Doktor med. John Dolittle liebt Tiere: Bei ihm im Haus leben z.B. Dab-Dab, die Ente, Göb-Göb, das Schweinchen, Jip, der Hund, die Eule Tuh-Tuh und die Papageiendame Polynesia. Als seine menschlichen Patienten mehr und mehr ausbleiben, lässt er sich von Polynesia die Sprache der Tiere beibringen und wird Tierarzt. So kann er zum Glück den Affen zur Hilfe eilen, als in Afrika eine schreckliche Krankheit ausbricht! Zum Dank bekommt er ein besonders seltenes Tier geschenkt: Ein Stoßmich-Ziehdich.