Despite the many excuses her parents give her for not allowing her to have a dog, little Lisa is determined and so comes up with a perfect plan that is sure to make everyone happy, most especially Ralphie the dog.


Helga Bansch was born in Leoben, Austria. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a teacher in primary schools and made marionettes for puppet theatres. Since 2003, she has lived in Vienna, working as an artist and running workshops for children. Bansch won the Austrian Children's Book Prize for her illustrations.

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