Childrens Book “When Life Gives You OJ” Prize Pack [CLOSED Giveaway]

When Life Gives You OJ by Erica S. Perl

Release Date June 14, 2011

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Introducing a  new middle grade novel, When Life Gives You O.J.

It was called "a must read for all 8-12 year olds" and has been chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month for June, 2011. 

Excerpt from Amazon.com:

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.


hair cutAbout the Author

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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 You can purchase an “When Life Gives You OJ” (hardcover) for $10.87 (RV $15.99) at Amazon.com

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      What I really like is that Erica works at First Book, the groundbreaking non-profit organization that has provided over 80 million brand new books to children in need.

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      Chicken bedtime is really early looks cute!

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      I learned that When Life Gives You O.J. was called “a must read for all 8-12 year olds” and has been chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month for June, 2011

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    83. beth shepherd says:

      Her novels include: Vintage Veronica (best for 12 and up!), and When Life Gives You O.J. (for 8-12 year olds) (available for preorder now).
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