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This is an auction for DOCTOR DOLITTLE'S PUDDLEBY ADVENTURES, by Hugh Lofting.

With Lofting's original illustrations.

From Wikipedia:

"Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of Doctor Dolittle. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world. Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the author's illustrated letters to children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull. The stories are set in early Victorian England, where Doctor John Dolittle lives in the fictional English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country. Doctor Dolittle has a few close human friends, including Tommy Stubbins and Matthew Mugg, the Cats'-Meat Man. The animal team includes Polynesia (a parrot), Gub-Gub (a pig), Jip (a dog), Dab-Dab (a duck), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Too-Too (an owl), the Pushmi-pullyu, and a White Mouse later named simply "Whitey"... Doctor Dolittle's Puddleby Adventures is a Doctor Dolittle book written by Hugh Lofting. The book is a posthumous collection of stories that Lofting originally wrote during the 1920s for the Herald Tribune Syndicate but here first included in book form. The stories are:

"The Sea Dog"
"Dapple"
"The Dog Ambulance"
"The Stunned Man"
"The Crested Screamers"
"The Green Breasted Martins"
"The Story of the Maggot"
"The Lost Boy"

More on Wikipedia.

Penguin paperback 1978.

265 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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