Dr. Dolittle's Zoo (Red Fox Older Fiction) Paperback – 19 Mar 1992
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Doctor Dolittle's Zoo is an animal home, not a prison, and the animals come and go as they please. But a visitor to the Rat and Mouse Club reveals a mystery at nearby Moorsden Manor, which Tommy Stubbins and the animals are determined to solve.
About the Author
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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Dr. Dolitle can speak animal languages.
First Dr. Dollitle is a doctor for human being.
But his behavior is very strange, so nobody came to his clinic.
One day he speak to animal with an animal language.
Many animals came to his house.
After that his house is like a zoo.
I like Dr. Dollitle story because of his simple sympathy to animals.