Paris-Chien by Jackie Clark Mancuso
adventures of an ex-pat dog

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With gouache illustrations of dogs, people, parks, markets, and cafes that bring Paris to life, the story of Hudson, an adventurous Norwich Terrier who moves to Paris, is as much for dog lovers and Francophiles as it is for kids. Hudson loves the new sights and smells, but when he tries to make friends, an obstacle arises—the dogs only speak French. When his mom suggests going to French class, Hudson discovers other ex-pat dogs are in the same boat. Determined to make friends, he hits the books and things begin to look up; Hudson becomes a Parisian, or rather, a Paris-chien (chien means "dog" in French). Demonstrating a message to children about how to cope with change in their lives, little Hudson's desire to make friends and thrive in his new environment is so strong that he learns a new language. French words that appear in the illustrations are defined in a glossary, so the book also serves as an introduction to learning French. Hudson's successful experience will be a consolation to any child set down in a new school, city, or country.

About Jackie Clark Mancuso

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Jackie Clark Mancuso began drawing dogs in Luxembourg Gardens when she was living in Paris. The drawings turned into the paintings that inspired the story of Paris-Chien. Before that she was an art director in New York and the Bay Area. Jackie visits her Parisian friends, human and canine, every chance she can. Paris-Chien is her first children's book.
Published November 12, 2012 by La Librairie Parisienne. 46 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Hudson, a plucky terrier, can't wait to meet some French dogs while spending a year in Paris with his owner, a writer.

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