Doctor Dolittle's Return
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|Genre||Fantasy, Children's novel|
|Publisher||Frederick A. Stokes|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Doctor Dolittle in the Moon|
|Followed by||Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake|
Published in 1933, Doctor Dolittle's Return was the first Doctor Dolittle book in five years. Doctor Dolittle in the Moon was supposed to be the last book but, as with Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, the author relented. The tone is lighter and more comic, and is surprisingly short, the shortest book since the first one.
Tommy Stubbins is waiting for Doctor Dolittle's return from the Moon and when the Doctor does so, he is anxious to write of what he has experienced. This proves more difficult than expected. The poignancy of the doctor's lunar experiences is juxtaposed with his hilarious attempts to be put into jail so he will be free of all responsibilities and will be able to write his book.
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