The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
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|Country||United States of America|
|Genre||Children's novel, animals|
|Publisher||J. B. Lippincott & Co.|
|Media type||Print (Hardback and Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Story of Doctor Dolittle|
|Followed by||Doctor Dolittle's Post Office|
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books to be published, coming out in 1922. It is nearly four times longer than its predecessor and the writing style is pitched at a more mature audience. The scope of the novel is vast; it is divided into six parts and the illustrations are also more sophisticated. It won the Newbery Medal for 1923.
The original edition contains several derogatory terms for Africans that are removed from modern editions in certain countries. Some illustrations have also been removed.
Doctor Dolittle meets Tommy Stubbins, the young son of the local cobbler, who becomes his new assistant. Tommy learns how to speak animal languages and becomes involved in the Doctor's quest to find Long Arrow, the greatest naturalist in the world, who lives on a moving island, called Spidermonkey Island. This novel takes us to the Mediterranean, South America, and even under the sea. He faces many problems while taking care of these animals.
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- The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle at Project Gutenberg Plain text.
- The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle at Project Gutenberg Australia Formatted html with illustrations.
- The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle at Internet Archive. Scanned, color, illustrated books.
- The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Discussion of changes between original and bowdlerized versions of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
- The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle public domain audiobook at LibriVox
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