The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle #2

Hugh Lofting with Michael Hague

387 pages first pub 1922 (editions)

fiction childrens classics fantasy adventurous lighthearted medium-paced


The delightfully eccentric Doctor Dolittle, rendered immortal on screen by the gifted Rex Harrison, has remained a firm favorite with generations of children ever since he made his debut in an earlier novel, The Story of Doctor Dolittle.In his sec...

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Community Reviews Summary of 712 reviews


adventurous 90%
funny 72%
lighthearted 63%
informative 18%
inspiring 18%
emotional 9%
hopeful 9%
mysterious 9%
relaxing 9%


medium 50%
fast 33%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 40% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

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