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  • Author:
    Hugh Lofting
  • ISBN:
    0099854406
  • ISBN13:
    978-0099854401
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  • Publisher:
    Red Fox; New Ed edition (1991)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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    Literature & Fiction
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In Doctor Dolittle's Circus the doctor needs money to pay off a voyage to Africa, so he joins a circus with the pushmi-pullyu as his attraction. He enlightens a circus owner who cares little for animals.

In Doctor Dolittle's Circus the doctor needs money to pay off a voyage to Africa, so he joins a circus with the pushmi-pullyu as his attraction.

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Title: Doctor Dolittle's Circus (1924) Author: Hugh Lofting A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook eBook .

Title: Doctor Dolittle's Circus (1924) Author: Hugh Lofting A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook eBook N. 0607841. This eBook was produced by: S' Aung Phwa Chit, of Pa-an, Kawthoolei. Transcriber notes: words marked with are to indicate that these words were as in book; words or phrases started and ended with are in Italic format.

Doctor Dolittle’s Circus' is the story we all know and love that was .

Doctor Dolittle’s Circus' is the story we all know and love that was adapted into the wonderful Rex Harrison film  . The Complete Popular Children Fantasy Magic Books Anthologies (27 in 1). Hugh Lofting. DOCTOR DOLITTLE'S POST OFFICE - book 3 in the Dr. Dolittle Series. Doctor Dolittle The Complete Collection, Vol. 1.

Hugh John Lofting was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire on January 14th, 1886 to English and Irish parents. With these first letters the imaginative world and the foundations of the very successful Doctor Dolittle novels for children now began

Hugh John Lofting was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire on January 14th, 1886 to English and Irish parents. Lofting was initially educated at Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, Derbyshire, a Jesuit boarding school from the age of eight. By 1905 at age eighteen he was to study abroad, taking classes at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA in civil engineering. With these first letters the imaginative world and the foundations of the very successful Doctor Dolittle novels for children now began. But life, for Lofting, in the battle weary trenches was now rudely interrupted.

The doctor needs money to pay off a voyage to Africa, so he joins the circus with the pushmi-pullyu as his attraction. He enlightens a circus owner who cares little for animals, fights against the practice of fox hunting and helps other creatures such as a circus seal and cart horses too old to work.

Although at first he plans only to exhibit the Pushmi-pullyu, John Dolittle soon becomes manager of a very special circus. Although at first he plans only to exhibit the Pushmi-pullyu, John Dolittle soon becomes manager of a very special circus.

Home Hugh Lofting The Story of Doctor Dolittle. told by hugh lofting illustrated by the author. Published by FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY at 443 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK. The Story of Doctor Dolittle, . With an introduction to the tenth printing.

Doctor Dolittle's Circus, written by Hugh Lofting and published in 1924 by Frederick A. Stokes, is set in England sometime between the original story and the later voyages narrated by Stubbins. It was one of the novels in the series which was adapted into the film Doctor Dolittle. The story begins with Doctor John Dolittle who is looking for some money to earn to pay off a voyage to Africa.

The doctor needs money to pay off a voyage to Africa, so he joins the circus with the pushmi-pullyu as his attraction. He enlightens a circus owner who cares little for animals, fights against the practice of fox hunting and helps other creatures such as a circus seal and cart horses too old to work. Hugh John Lofting was a trained as a civil engineer and author who created the character of Doctor Dolittle; one of the classics of children’s literature. Hugh Lofting’s doctor from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh who could speak to animals first saw light 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. Eight more books followed, and after Lofting’s death two more volumes, composed of short unpublished pieces, appeared. The series has been adapted for film and television many times, for stage twice, and for radio.

Gavirgas
I'm homeschooling my daughter, so I needed to find some classic books that she could work through this year. I wanted to find something that would challenge her, so I decided to buy this unabridged version of the Voyages of Dr. Doolittle, and I'm so glad I did! The book has a very clean, crisp binding, so I know that it will hold up well among my children over the years. The pages are well-printed, clean, no issues with typing. This is a very nice copy of this book.

In addition, since it had been several years, I decided to read through the book before handing it over to her. It was such a pleasure to remember how much FUN this story is to read! You follow the adventures of a young boy who sees the doctor's adventures through his own eyes, so it's perfect for a child to read. I know my daughter will love it!
Perilanim
“This is an awesome story. It’s cool that this doctor can talk to these animals. It’s amazing. I know that 5 stars is the maximum but actually I give it 102 stars. It’s really amazing and fun to read.”
Whitebinder
Be advised that the free kindle electronic edition does *not* include the author's illustrations that appear in hardcopies. This disappointed me. Most other websites (this book is legitimately out of copyright) also skipped the illustrations in their downloafable files. However, they can be seen in some online reads. I finally found a downloadable version on Google search.

I note some reviewers complain that this is a politically correct edition. They may have updated the kindle file, because the version I got included Bumpo's insistence on receiving a white face. The n-word was not used, but I don't know if that was in the original, anyway. However, I find as an adult that the unedited edition is a valid and necessary shocking reminder of racial attitudes in the 1920s, and can be used to acquaint children with the history of discrimination that lingers (less overtly) today.
Ironrunner
This is the book in Hugh Lofting's Doctor Doolittle series that was made into a movie with Rex Harrison as Doctor Doolittle in 1967.
Hugh Lofting's imagination allows us to talk with and learn from animals. Though a children's book and easy reading (maybe even aloud to your family?) the conversations and animal perspectives are intriguing and insightful. I've been reading the series with my teenage son and we have very much enjoyed the adventures and the many ways which the animals are extremely helpful to Doctor Doolittle and vice versa.
Nikobar
Returned. This edition - classic original 1920 edition - is a magazine-sized volume that's just page after page of text. No illustrations - not even page numbers. I wanted an edition reminiscent of my childhood copy from the late 1960s. I have ordered the Yearling Books, 1988 reprint of 1968 edition, which appears to be much closer to what I remember.
Danrad
This edition is an adaptation of the original. Apparently the original has been deemed offensive. It probably was! But I wanted to make that decision, not have the decision made for me by censors. I do like the illustrations in this edition. Also note the publication information here is in error, it is based on the original edition, not the revised ecirion.
Hra
This is for children, of course. Lofting writes the most delightful stories and brings to life his wonderful little animal friends who have their own personalities. Dab-dab, the duck is the first one we meet, I think. I remember Cheapside, a cockney sparrow, too. The stories' chief character is a little boy who becomes friends with Dr. Dolittle and has many adventures, including on a ship to an uncharted island. If you have kids, 4-7 years old and you like to read to them. This is your ticket. There's a whole series, maybe 4 books in all. I had them all when my boys were growing up and I cherish those hours reading these stories to them. I bought this one for my step-grandson who was in third grade at the time.
I forget if i paid money for this "illustrated edition;" if I did, I got ripped off. The illustrations bear no relation to the text. They are simply copyright free images of old oil paintings. Look at the cover--the book is about a 1 9th century veterinarian.

If you are getting this ebook for free, you can enjoy it while ignoring the randomly paired illustrations. But don't pay extra for them!