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by Richard Jones

A beautiful, moving story of a lost dog searching for a family and a home. From the illustrator of The Snow Lion and Paper Planes.

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 is it possible that someone is searching for a friend like Perdu?

In his debut as both author and illustrator, Richard Jones delivers a warmhearted and poignant story about loneliness, kindness, friendship, and finding a forever family. Classically gorgeous illustrations will have readers returning to its pages again and again.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-248-2
Publication Date: 4/1/2021
Page Count: 32
Size: 11″ x 9-7/8″
Age Range:4 – 8
Language: English
F&P: M, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD550L
Themes: Getting Lost, Family, Loneliness, Kindness
BISAC 1: JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs



“Perdu is a winning and winsome protagonist, and Jones’ story contains some wonderfully specific details… 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.” —Booklist

“The text includes pleasing moments of lyricism… There are also little details sure to delight young animal lovers… Color is used effectively….satisfying.” —Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Richard Jones

Richard Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the creative arts with a PhD in graphic communication. In his spare time, Richard enjoys bobbing about in the sea, feeding the cat, and licorice. He lives in England.