A moving and fascinating story by Ouida (pseudonym of the English author Maria Louise Ramé). The boy Nello and his dog Patrasche live in a small village near Antwerp, with the boy's grandfather. It is also the place where Nello's hero, the painter Rubens, used to work. The boy and the dog lead a hard life filled with hunger and setbacks, but find force and consolation in each other, despite everything. Artist Bio Author: Ouida (1839-1908), was a pseudonym for the English author Maria Louise Ramé. Famous and very prolific in many genres, for both children and adults. She was also an animal rights advocate. Artist Bio Jack Brown: Jack Brown is a passionate reader of classic and genre oriented literature. He enjoys creating high quality audio books.