"The Story Of Doctor Dolittle" written by Hugh Lofting with illustrations by Michael Hague. Published by William Morrow and Company, copyright 1997.
"Poor John Dolittle! though he's a very good doctor, he prefers the company of animals to that of people. His home and office are overrun with animals of every description-including Jip, his loyal dog, Dab-Dab, his housekeeper duck, and Gub-Gub, an ever-hungry young pig-and his patients aren't willing to come to him anymore."
"But once Polynesia the parrot teaches him the languages of the animals, Doctor Dolittle becomes a world-famous animal doctor, able to talk to and treat all of the creatures who make their way to his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, from a horse in need of spectacles to a crocodile with a terribly painful toothache."
"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."
Contains nearly fifty full-page color images and black and white drawings from beloved artist Michael Hague.
159 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears or writing with a nice dust jacket. See the pictures for more details.