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When Life Gives You O.J.

Written by Erica S. PerlAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Erica S. Perl


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 8-12 years
· June 14, 2011 · $15.99 · 978-0-375-85924-3 (0-375-85924-1)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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 OJ, 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.

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NOMINEE - Rhode Island Children's Book Award
NOMINEE - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
NOMINEE 2015 - Florida Sunshine State Book Award

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ERICA S. PERL is the author several picture books and the young adult novel Vintage Veronica, which Publishers Weekly called "wonderfully fun!" In addition to writing books, Erica works at First Book, the groundbreaking non-profit organization that has provided over 70 million brand new books to children in need. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

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