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Hudson and the Puppy
Hudson and the Puppy

Hudson and the Puppy

Lost in Paris


A Paris-Chien Adventure


32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9780988605855

Rights: WOR

La Librairie Parisienne (Apr 2018)

Price: $17.95


Explore Paris with two lovable pups in this story of friendship and compassion

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.


"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

France Today magazine online edition article entitled, "This Book About a Homeless Puppy in Paris is Perfect for Budding Francophiles." The article highlights the newest book in the series: Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris, it also features an interview with Jackie Clark Mancuso in which she talks about the origins of the Paris-Chien series dating back to living in Paris. She also talks about her aspirations for the books: introducing art to children, and using Hudson as a model. —

Author Biography

Jackie Clark Mancuso is the author / illustrator of "Paris-Chien Adventures," a series of picture books about an American terrier living in Paris. Jackie loves to travel and visits her French friends, human and canine, whenever she can. Visit her online at and on Instagram @jackieclarkmancuso