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Hattie and Hudson

Written & illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Published by Candlewick Press
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A little girl and her colossal friend teach a monster-size lesson about prejudging others in a charming offering from Chris Van Dusen.

Hattie McFadden is a born explorer. Every morning she grabs her life jacket and paddles out in her canoe to discover something new on the lake, singing a little song on her way. When her singing draws up from the depths a huge mysterious beast, everyone in town is terrified — except Hattie, who looks into the creature’s friendly, curious eyes and knows that this is no monster. So Hattie sneaks out at night to see the giant — whom she names Hudson — and the two become friends. But how can she make the frightened, hostile townspeople see that Hudson isn’t scary or dangerous at all? Chris Van Dusen brings his colorful, perspective-bending artwork to this satisfying new story about acceptance, friendship, and sticking up for those who are different.

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Who Wrote Hattie and Hudson

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Chris Van Dusen's Book Dedication

My idea of a perfect day is to be on a lake, in Maine, with Lori, Ethan, and Tucker, to whom this book is lovingly dedicated.

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  • “Outdoor enthusiasts will celebrate this brave young heroine as she schools the town on acceptance.”

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January 1, 2017
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This book was typeset in Cushing.
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The illustrations were done in gouache.
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