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When Life Gives You O.J.

When Life Gives You O.J.

ISBN: 0375859241

Title: When Life Gives You O.J.

Author: Erica S. Perl

KDL Description:


Zelly Fried wants a dog more than anything, so at the urging of her grandfather, during the summer before sixth grade she takes care of a practice dog made out of an orange juice jug to show her parents that she is ready for the responsibility even though she is sometimes not entirely sure about the idea.

Amazon Description:

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.