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Doctor Dolittle's Return

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Illustrator  Lofting
Series  Doctor Dolittle
Media type  Print (hardcover)
Author  Hugh Lofting
Country  United States
Publication date  1933
Originally published  1933
Page count  273
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Publisher  Frederick A. Stokes Co.
Preceded by  Doctor Dolittle in the Moon
Followed by  Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake
Genres  Fantasy, Children's literature
Similar  Hugh Lofting books, Children's literature

Doctor Dolittle's Return, published in 1933, is the ninth book in Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle series. The book was published five years after the publication of Doctor Dolittle in the Moon and continues the plot line begun in that book. Lofting originally intended to end the series with Doctor Dolittle in the Moon, but for some reason changed his mind and the book was published.

Plot summary

The book tells the story of how the Doctor returns from the moon. The first half of the book covers the lives of Tommy Stubbins, the Doctor's assistant, the family of animals in England waiting for his return, and how the Doctor escaped from the moon. The second half of the book deals with the quest of the Doctor for peace and quiet, so he can write a book about the moon and his experiences there. But the constant demands of his patients make the project impossible to complete, so the Doctor attempts to have himself put in jail so he will be able to write his book.


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