The Story of Doctor Dolittle

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Dr. John Dolittle has always understood animals better than people. And when his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the language of the animals, he really understands them. Dolittle opens up a veterinary practice in the quiet English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh and devotes his life to helping his furry, scaly, and feathered friends. His household menagerie includes Chee-Chee the monkey, Gub-Gub the baby pig, and Jip the dog. Together, the Doctor and his animal companions travel to the wilds of Africa to cure an epidemic that is plaguing the monkeys. There they meet African royalty, find actual canaries among the Canary Islands, and discover the legendary pushmi-pullyu. First published in 1920, this is an unabridged version of British author Hugh Lofting’s fantastical adventure for animal lovers, which he both wrote and illustrated.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV002000, JUV019000, JUV007000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 820
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Features Introductory note and Table of contents

Author: Hugh Lofting