Lisa Papp is an American author and illustrator whose love of dogs shines through in the Madeline Finn stories. She has said of Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, winner of the Children's Choice Book Award in the States:
'I am continually inspired by these amazing Therapy Dogs and their handlers. They let me tag along for the better part of a year where I witnessed one magical moment after the next. Many of the dogs featured in the book are former shelter dogs, now living a new life helping children.
Everyone knows dogs are masters at unconditional love. When a child senses they are accepted exactly as they are, their fears drop away. Doors open. It’s tough to put into words the beautiful bond between the animals and children. I hope this story shares a little bit of that magic.'