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A Dr Dolittle story in an edition for younger readers. Sophie the seal needs rescuing, but it is no mean feat even for the doctor who can talk to animals - especially when he has to pretend that Sophie is his sick relative.
|Publication date:||1st July 1999|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
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 ...More About Hugh Lofting