Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting

Hugh John Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle—one of the classics of children's literature.

  • Nationality: English
  • Birth Date: 14 Jan 1886
  • Death Date: 26 Sept 1947
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle is the first of his Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world.
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922)
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.