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On Mon, 20 Jun 1994, Automatic digest processor wrote:

Both books are classics.  I would do the following.  Read them yourself.
If you feel it's worth it, showcase the books in a book talk.  If you
feel that it holds little interest for today's children, send them to the
nearest university library with a children's literature collection.
I don't know which edition of Dr. Doolittle you have, but depending on
whether you have the original edition or one published in the late 1980s
(I believe by Doubleday),  you may have a version which has some really
racist illustrations of the African prince, Bumpo.  The recent edition
omitted those pictures as well as some racist text.  The rest of the book
itself, in my opinion, is still charming.

Judy Lechner
Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
2084 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849-5221

 Date:    Mon, 20 Jun 1994 23:03:17 GMT
> From:    "Global SchoolNet Fdn (FrEdMail)" <lmnet-l@ACME.FRED.ORG>
> Subject: Danny Dunn & Dr. Doolittle
> Every year when I do inventory I look at my several volume collection of Dr.
> Doolittle Books and my two Danny Dunn books.  I am in a 5-8 middle school.
> No one has checked them out since I have been here in my 5 year tenure.  Are
> these considered "classics" - should I keep them?
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