When Life Gives You O.J. (Hardcover)

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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 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.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375859243
ISBN-10: 0375859241
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 14th, 2011
Pages: 198
Language: English