A year after we first met Hudson, the lovable mutt who moved to Paris, he s back and thirsting for adventure this time in the glorious south of France. When his owner decides it s time to get away from the sweltering August heat of the big city, Hudson is eager to follow. But of course what is a dream vacation for his mistress proves anything but that for him. This city dog discovers he's flat-footed when it comes to herding sheep, has sut for sniffing out truffles, and can barely pedal his bike when he gets into the Tour de France. It s only when he stops imitating the other dogs and follows his heart that he discovers his own unique talent. Children, Francophiles, and dog-lovers alike will fall in love all over again with the four-legged American ex-pat as he sniffs, barks, and digs his way through Provence. Along the way, they ll bask in exquisite artwork that depicts Hudson and Provence in gorgeous hues with a painterly touch that perfectly complements the narrative. Gouache paintings of mountains and beaches, town squares and lavender fields, and dogs beagles, boxers and border collies lots of them! evoke all the scents and scenery of Provence. A petit dictionnaire serves as an introduction to French for young and old alike.
Jackie Clark Mancuso is a graphic designer and illustrator. She is the former art director at Parenting and Baby Talk magazines and has designed books for Weldon Owen/Pottery Barn, Sunset Books, and Nolo Press. She is the author of Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog. She lives in Los Angeles.