Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris (A Paris-Chien Adventure) (Paperback)

Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris (A Paris-Chien Adventure) By Jackie Clark Mancuso Cover Image


When Hudson encounters a lost puppy, our hero takes him on a whirlwind tour of Paris—on foot, Vespa, and bateau mouche—to find his home. What will Hudson do when he realizes the puppy is homeless? This sweet tale of empathy and friendship has lots of colorful Paris scenery, French vocabulary, and includes a petit dictionnaire of French words and phrase.

About the Author

Jackie Clark Mancuso is the author and illustrator of a picture book series about Hudson, an American dog living in Paris. The books have been praised by Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly for their humor and originality, featured in museum bookstores to introduce children to art, and singled out by librarians and teachers for their positive role models and educational value in early language learning. Like many children's classics, the books are as much appreciated by adults as by children. Visit and @jackieclarkmancuso on Instagram.

Praise For…

“Beautiful, full-page gouache paintings vividly capture the bustle of Paris . . . Cinematic references (Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin) will appeal to cinephiles . . . A glossary offers pronunciations and definitions for French words . . . Absolutely delightful, especially for dog lovers and Francophiles.”  —Kirkus Reviews

“Whether they're whizzing by on a scooter, with fur and ears flying in the wind, or walking slowly with slumped shoulders and lowered heads, we always know exactly how they feel. Kids will delight in seeing the newly adopted puppy finally smiling on the last page.” —Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media

“My 4-year-old and I love this series about Hudson . . . these are wonderful books for your budding Francophile.”  —Ann Mah, author, The Lost Vintage

“It's Hudson to the rescue in this third adventure featuring the charming and loveable Norwich terrier with the perky ears.” —Monica Kulling, award-winning children's book author, Mary Anning's Curiosity

“Hudson is so relatable for kids.”  —@picturebookplaydate

"An utterly charming and delightfully entertaining picture book for children ages 5-7, Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections." —

"Adults will enjoy this unusual picture book." —The Baytown Sun, Baytown, TX

"Mancuso's 'Paris-Chien' books are a rare breed indeed: something that children and adults can both love and appreciate equally. Her rich, swirling illustrations adorn the pages, recalling les Fauves like Matisse and Derain with some modern twists of Hockney. Each one, like the city they depict, is a 'moveable feast' on which the eye may linger." —Interview, Palisadian-Post, Pacific Palisades, CA

"Her implacable puppy protagonists, with their loyal souls and contagious joie de vivre, are impossible not to love." —Interview, Palisadian-Post, Pacific Palisades, CA
Product Details
ISBN: 9780578322087
ISBN-10: 0578322080
Publisher: La Librairie Parisienne
Publication Date: January 1st, 2022
Pages: 36
Language: English
Series: A Paris-Chien Adventure