In our second episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we discuss the 1923 winner The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. Because we recorded this episode right after Thanksgiving, we were able to be together in person as we recorded!
-We discuss what we’ve been up to this month, and why we are all now afraid of puzzles!
-We learn about Hugh Lofting’s inspiration for writing the Doctor Dolittle books and his brother with an unfortunate name for a male
-First Person Narrative and Plot Armor
-We experience some audio issues at 9:39 (a small portion of the audio did not record, so it jumps ahead a little bit)
-Why we feel that the porpoises are the true heroes of this book
-Is this book racist?
-Our favorite human and animal characters in this book
-Why did this book win the Newbery medal in 1923, and was Tarzan a factor in the decision?
-What does our favorite Goodreads book critic, Benji think about this book?
-Comparison between the book and the Hollywood film adaptations
– We announce our new format for our podcast!
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*Intro music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music