Hudson, the lovable pooch who first appeared in Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-pat Dog, is back and thirsting for new adventures--this time in the glorious south of France.
Escaping the sweltering August heat of Paris, he is enchanted by the beauty of Provence and eager to become a provençal dog. But this city dog discovers he's flat-footed when it comes to herding sheep, has no snout 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. Hardcover, 40 pages.