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About Hugh Lofting

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He fought in the trenches during the First World War and it was whilst he was observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born, as the main character in letters Hugh sent home from the front to entertain his children. The Story of Doctor Dolittle was published in 1920 and followed by a further eleven books. In 1923 Hugh Lofting was awarded the Newbery Medal. He died in 1947.

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Discover this glorious book all about the moon - Dr. Dolittle In The Moon by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox

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Moon Day

Discover this glorious book all about the moon - Dr. Dolittle's Return by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox

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Moon Day

Discover this glorious book all about the moon - Dr. Dolittle And The Secret Lake by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox

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Dr. Dolittle In The Moon by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox - Take off with this amazing book!

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Dr. Dolittle's Return by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox - Take off with this amazing book!

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Dr. Dolittle And The Secret Lake by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox - Take off with this amazing book!

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World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with Dr. Dolittle's Garden by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox

6 days ago

Plastic Free July

Learn and read about the creatures that live alongside us in Doctor Dolittle And The Lighthouse by Hugh Lofting from Red Fox

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