The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. If this book isn't for children, who is it for? I can't help feeling like it would have been a better book if he'd stuck to England--and then there'd be a lot less of that messy racism problem--but then it wouldn't be The Voyages, would it?. And, of course, the colonialist attitude toward native people was very endemic to the times and one that we are only now finally starting to shake off. Lofting is now best known for writing the Doctor Dolittle books which he actually began working on while serving in the British Army during World War I. The people, who were complaining about Neil Gaiman winning the Newbery despite him not being a natural U. About this Item: Fred A. Together the two set out to find Long Arrow, the greatest naturalist in the world, in an adventure that takes them to the Mediterranean, South America, and even under the sea.
Some illustrations have also been removed. From United Kingdom to U. It won the Newbery Medal for 1923. Every morning, while she eats breakfast and before the bus comes, we read for a few minutes. Pencil Gift Inscription Dated Christmas 1922. Tommy is introduced to some of the strange animals in Doolittle's care, such as the Wiff-Waff fish, and those who care for his household, such as Dab-Dab the duck, and Jip the dog. Doctor Dolittle, the veterinarian who can actually talk to animals, sets sail on the high seas for new adventures with Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, and young Tommy Stubbins.
The stories are set in early Victorian England in the 1820s-1840s The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle gives a date of 1839. This book does refer to the events of the first book quite a bit, but the story itself is standalone, the characters and concept are introduced clearly enough, and the narrative does a decent enough job of bringing you up to speed. . Porridge Poetry 1924 is the only non-Dolittle work by Lofting still in print. Dolittle is a very good Newbery pick.
Despite this troubling aspect, I still found the same delight I had as a child in the portrayal of the doctor who could talk with animals and in the description of his home and garden filled with animals. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books to be published, coming out in 1922. Only then follows the second book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle 1922 , continued by 1925. It was one of the novels in the series which was adapted into the film Doctor Dolittle. I would recommend this I was actually surprised at how well this book managed to keep my attention.
It is set in an age when magic is dying and science is beginning. The movie musical with Rex Harrison that came out during my childhood had unfortunately replaced a very different image of the doctor in my memory. But best of all is our hero, John Doolittle, one of the most kindhearted and thoughtful creations in literature--not to mention he can talk to animals, which also makes him one of the coolest! He had several dogs of his own; one, a whippet, was a very fast runner, and Matthew used to win prizes with her at the Saturday coursing races; another, a terrier, was a fine ratter. I loved this book and all of the Dolittle classics. From United Kingdom to U. I really just adored everything about this story. Their first stop is in the Capa Blanca islands of Spain; the Doctor makes a deal with the bullfighters that if he can beat them in a fight they would stop bullfighting.
Actually, if you decide to read it this way, you can make a case that it makes the Doctor more interesting--Lofting or at least Tommy Stubbins clearly intends him to be perfect, and these flaws deepen his character somewhat. I have been so envious of Tommy Stubbins since day one. And Tommy finds himself accompanying the good doctor on an exciting, hazardous voyage to find Long Arrow, a native American and the son of Golden Arrow, who is reputed to be the greatest living naturalist in the world. In terms of the story itself, I really believe Lofting wanted harmony amongst all races--moreover, amongst all living things. The Indian Long Arrow is regarded by Doolittle to be one of the greatest naturalists to ever live.
My Polynesia voice got a workout, but both of us frequently forgot that Jip and Chee-Chee were even there. However, I really enjoyed the style and some of Lofting's passages were quite beautifully written. Dolittle and his friends in the first two or three sections of the book. I remember loving the story and, especially, being enamored of Dr. It became controversial in the 1970s when the portrayal of the African characters was considered to be offensive and racist.
This novel takes us to the Mediterranean, South America, and even under the sea. After that, the publishing order is restored; 1927 is followed by 1928 and 1933 , ending with 1948. The Doctor is trying to learn the language of the shellfish because they are some of the oldest creatures alive. The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts Never Before Printed 1920 began the series and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. If there is any happening I am not quite sure of, she is always able to put me right, to tell me exactly how it took place, who was there and everything about it. It is nearly five times as long as its predecessor and the writing style is pitched at a more mature audience. He lived in Killingworth, Connecticut while writing most of the installments to the series.
I think this will remain a book that kids would, and should, enjoy. As a sequel, I really appreciated that Lofting took the time to introduce us to his new character, Stubbins, before bringing us back to the Doctor. I really enjoyed the first book with my kids; sad that this one wasn't as good. I was not a real fan of the artwork and the black-and-white sketches would likely not appeal to many children, either--also, the depictions of the Indians and African could be seen as derogatory, were one inclined to seek out the worst; however, I think that even Doolittle himself seemed overly exaggerated, so I doubt it was Lofting's intent to be racist when, say, he made the Indian's nose a bit large or the Afrian's lips a bit plump. When you embark on the voyage with Dr. Another friend I had was Matthew Mugg, the cat's-meat-man. How does All You Can Books work? Second book in the series, and also the second book to win the Newbery Prize 1923.