Sophie the Seal needs rescuing, but it is no mean feat even for the Doctor who can talk to animals - especially when he has to pretend that Sophie is his sick realtive. This story is madly exciting and excitingly mad.
Eight complete stories about the famous Doctor who could talk to the animals. An excellent introduction which highlights all the most memorable incidents: the way he realises his gifts with animals, his meeting with the Pushmi-Pullyu, and how he sets off to sea. His is an entrancing world and the reader is soon involved with all the animal characters, Gub-Gub the pig, Jip the Dog, Too Too the owl. A fine omnibus edition.
Doctor Dolittle is determined to continue the work he started on the Moon to find the secret of everlasting life. But to carry on, he must consult Mudface, the ancient turtle who lives in the Secret Lake in Africa. And when the doctor hears that Mudface has been burried during an Earthquake, the Doctor's journey becomes an emergancy rescue mission
When Doctor Dolittle joins the circus to earn some money, he's horrified to see the dreadful conditions all the animals are living in. When the star act - a talking horse - falls ill , the ringmaster realises there's only one person who can help him and that's Doctor Dolittle. But Doctor Dolittle is only willing to help if life is made better for all the other animals! This new Doctor Dolittle retelling will introduce new readers to this well loved character and his exciting adventures. A funny, simple and beautifully illustrated book to encourage reading.
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and the famous actor Lawrence Ridley will be taking place. All her family and lots of her friends will be there! But it's not just the rumours of a jewel thief on board giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings. Why does the ship's doctor look so familiar? And who is the shy blond boy hiding in one of the suites? Can Alice-Miranda solve the mystery in time for the celebrations?