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 Perdu
 Author: Jones, Richard

 Publisher:  Peachtree (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 499229 ISBN: 9781682632482
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Feral dogs -- Fiction
 City and town life -- Fiction
 Pet adoption -- Fiction

Price: $21.46

Summary:
Poor Perdu is all alone as he journeys from the countryside to the city in search of a home. The city is a big place when you are very small, but it is possible that someone is looking out for Perdu.

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Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (03/01/21)
   Booklist (03/01/21)

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Booklist - 03/01/2021 Poor Perdu! The little pup wanders through life alone, with no home and nothing to his name but a small red scarf. He rambles from the countryside to the city, where he notes that everyone has somewhere to be, somewhere to belong. After being shooed from one location to another and losing his beloved scarf along the way, he finally resigns himself to a nap in the park. Attentive readers, however, will have noticed a red-hatted girl quietly observing the anxious pup, and she finds Perdu in the park, returns his scarf, and takes him home at last. Perdu is a winning and winsome protagonist, and Jones’ story contains some wonderfully specific details (for example, the pup’s claws make a different noise on hard city pavements than on soft country paths). The soft, stylized illustrations beautifully capture the coziness of some moments and the harshness of others while bringing the pup and his predicament adorably to life. Perdu’s quiet quest for home is a sweet journey worth taking. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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