Lofting, Hugh. Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack. Afterword by Peter Glassman.
Title THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE. BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Edition First Thus
Publisher New York Books of Wonder / William Morrow 1997
0688140017 / 9780688140014
Illustrator Michael Hague.
Seller ID 27785
157 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Doctor Dolittle prefers the company of animals and after he learns to speak to them with the assistance of Polynesia the parrot, he becomes world famous. "Then one day a swallow brings word that the monkeys of Africa are ill, and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them. Together, Doctor Dolittle and his friends must sail across the sea, battle a band of cut-throat pirates, flee across a gorge on a bridge made of acrobatic apes, and convince the king of the beasts that even he must help an animal in need." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock, page leaves 61 & 62 have small crease at top corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling.