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From the creator of beloved stories about dogs--their bravery, loyalty, and companionship--comes a celebration of music, friendship, Paris, and puppies set against an exquisitely illustrated Parisian backdrop!
On a beautiful bridge in Paris, performing dogs Victor and Hugo dance and sing as their Maestro plays his music. But when Maestro’s accordion falls over the side of the bridge and onto a barge, the music stops—not only for Maestro, but for everyone! Victor and Hugo must rescue the accordion, and as they chase after it, they know that saving the accordion for their Maestro will mean saving music for the entire city as well.
In this rollicking adventure through Paris, Victor and Hugo show us that friendship and music can combine to create the greatest magic of all.
Praise for Victor and Hugo:
"A high-energy, exuberant romp through the City of Light. For lovers of art, music, and action-packed adventure."--School Library Journal
In Paris, a street performer known as Maestro mesmerizes the crowd on a bridge spanning the Seine, where his dogs, Victor and Hugo, sing along with his accordion playing. In a chaotic sequence of events, a cranky organ grinder tosses a salami at the dogs, who fall off the bridge onto a barge along with Maestro's accordion and wide-brimmed hat, which transforms into a rubber tire that traps the instrument. Back on land, where "all music" has suddenly stopped, the "accordion tire" rolls through the streets, chased by Victor, Hugo, and throngs of Parisians. Guided by the accordion's notes, the dogs discover the instrument in the city sewers, and their howling beckons Maestro, who frees his accordion and returns music to the world. Blake's (Painter and Ugly) rich oil paintings capitalize on the story's madcap twists, offering bustling scenes of the frenzied crowd and cameos by individuals that include Albert Einstein, Louis Armstrong, Salvador Dal , and Victor Hugo. But this contemporary fable is a bit too scattered and confusing, and the relationship between Maestro and his dogs gets lost in the shuffle. Ages 3 7.