'Jungle Doctor' Book Series for Children

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  1. alexandermsmith

    alexandermsmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    Has anyone read any of the Jungle Doctor series of children's books? Any thoughts on them? I'm having a read of Jungle Doctor Attacks Witchcraft and am pleasantly surprised.

    Does anyone know about the man himself, Paul White?
     
  2. Logan

    Logan Puritan Board Junior

    Many of the children in our church have read the books over the years (they were donated to the church library) and I've enjoyed a couple of them myself and can't think of any reason not to recommend them. I don't know anything about Mr White beyond what he wrote about his own experiences.
     
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  3. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    I love all of his books and we read several to my kids.

    Dr White was with CMS in Tanzania I think.
     
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  4. Grant Jones

    Grant Jones Puritan Board Junior

    Are we to detect a slight change of heart?:rolleyes:
    https://www.puritanboard.com/thread...ays-games-and-movie.98127/page-2#post-1199355
     
  5. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    When I was a child in the 1970's I listened to his Jungle Doctor stories on a record. I learnt about Twigger the Giraffe, Dick dick the Antelope, and Boo hoo the Hippopotamus. As a child I loved the series.
    All I know was that he was a missionary in Africa, and a medical doctor, and I think he died in Australia in 1990. I don't know much about his theology.
     
  6. alexandermsmith

    alexandermsmith Puritan Board Sophomore

  7. Grant Jones

    Grant Jones Puritan Board Junior

    As is a lot of fiction my dear brother. I’m just pulling your leg a little is all.:detective:

    My understanding is that his books contain a good bit of African folklore and fables to help convey biblical truths. They look very helpful, in my opinion.
     
  8. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    I am not sure how you can pull his leg when you live on opposite sides of 'the pond' :)
     
  9. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    Mississippians have really long arms.

    Peace,
    Alan
     
  10. Grant Jones

    Grant Jones Puritan Board Junior

    Yes we are a little Strange aren’t we;)
     
  11. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    :)

    Actually it remind me of something I find rather mysterious about the USA. Why is it you have a Mrs Sippi but no Mr Sippi? :) :)
     
  12. Grant Jones

    Grant Jones Puritan Board Junior

    Stephen, this is just for you. Enjoy brother:
    :detective:
     
  13. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Senior

    Are the books at all based on your life?
     
  14. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Very funny. Well you educated this Kiwi :)

    As a Mississippian, I did wonder where you fit in in the ancestry of Mr and Mrs Sippi :)
     
  15. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Well, you're misinformed. The last name is actually Cup. . .Sippi Cup.
     
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  16. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

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