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When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica S. Perl
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When Life Gives You O.J.

by Erica S. Perl

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A sweet, funny story with charming characters. The cover art is certainly among cutest of the year. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Zelly Fried desperately wants a dog. Her grandfather, Ace, suggest that Zelly shows how responsible she can be by taking care of a practice dog – an empty orange juice container. In the process, Zelly learns a lot, about loyalty, friendship, and being true to herself. ( )
  STBA | Mar 20, 2013 |
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  cavlibrary | Sep 29, 2012 |
A solid story about a girl who wants to have a dog, so her grandfather convinces her to drag around an o.j. container as a pretend dog. It's also really more about how different she feels from others because she's Jewish and originally from Brooklyn, but now lives in Vermont. No one else looks quite like her or has a grandfather like her. So even though she reluctantly agrees to the o.j. plan, she doesn't embrace it until after her grandfather has a heart attack. Ultimately, the book is more about her relationship with her grandfather than about dogs. ( )
  ChristianR | Jul 11, 2012 |
Great story- learned a bunch of Yiddish words I never knew! Zelly is a typical kid who is totally embarrased and she was a character kids will relate to when they read her story of taking care of a practice dog. ( )
  lebrun727 | Apr 29, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375859241, Hardcover)

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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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.… (more)

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