by Hugh Lofting
Doctor Dolittle heads for the high seas in perhaps the most amazing adventure ever experienced by man or animal. Narrated by nine-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future maturalist, the voyages of Doctor Dolittle and his company lead them to Spidermonkey Island. Along with his friends, Polynesia the parrot and Chee-Chee the monkey, Doctor Dolittle survives a perilous shipwreck and lands on the mysterious floating island. There he meets the wonderous Great Glass Sea Snail, who holds the key to the greatest mystery of all.