When Life Gives You O.J.

By Erica S. Perl
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375859021, 198pp.)

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

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For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a "practice dog" named O.J., Zelly's not so sure how far she's willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace's plan so crazy it just might work . . . or is it just plain crazy?

Erica S. Perl weaves an affectionate and hilarious tale that captures the enduring bond between grandparents and grandchildren.  Even when they're driving each other nuts.




About the Author
Erica S. Perl is a full-time writer and part-time chicken. She is the author of "Chicken Butt!, Ninety-three in My Family" (Reuben Award, Book Sense Pick, Slate's Best Books), which "School Library Journal" called a "comic masterpiece," and "Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early", which received a starred review from "Booklist". She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
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