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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oogy by Larry Levin - Giveaway!

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
by Larry Levin

In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.

Thanks to Hachette books, I have 2 copies of this book to give away!  There are a few ways to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog - just let me know how.
2. Follow me on twitter (@kherbrand) and tweet or use tweet button below.
3. Comment on a non-giveaway post and let me know.

All entries can be left in one comment, but please be sure and leave your email address!  Giveaway open to US/Canada only - no PO Boxes.  This giveaway will end on Nov 3, 2010.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond.  Any unclaimed books will be given away on twitter. Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title.

Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Oct 12, 2010
ISBN: 9780446546317 

224 pages


Icedream said...

Aww, I was checking this book out at Border's and it sounds like such a sweet story. Since I'm saving up for Crescendo I couldn't buy it so I would love be entered.

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I follow on twitter and tweeted-

I commmented on Mailbox Monday post.

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Maureen said...

That sounds like an inspiring story.
I follow on GFC.
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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in. GFC follower

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Heather said...

GFC follower!

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Heather said...

Tweet follower & Tweet!

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Heather said...

I commented on your Book Challenge post too!

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rubynreba said...

He is so cute!! I'd love to win this and then share it with other family members who love dogs too!

karenk said...

would love to read this book...

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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

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Michele said...

This sounds like such a great story - my daughter and I cried when we watched the trailer.
I follow on GFC (Michele), Twitter (@rlawrence110),
and I tweeted:


AmandaSue said...

This book has been on my list since I first heard about it, it sounds like such an amazing story, and since I have a dog too it touched my heart so much more. Thanks for the chance into this giveaway. (Yes I'm a follower)

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Linda Kish said...

I love this sweet dog.

I am a GFC follower

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Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like an awesome book! i have 2 dogs myself and love them dearly.

gfc follower

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Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Twitter follower. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/ForWhlz/status/27401074149

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Sandra K321 said...

Such an amazing family and dog! I follow via google friend connect.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following Books and Needlepoint with NetworkedBlogs on Facebook -- I would love to read Oogy :)

Following @kherbrand on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway


Isi and Jas' mom said...

I am a follower

I am a sucker for anything about dogs

Dawn M. said...

What a heartbreaking beginning for a dog. Poor puppy! I'm glad he ended up with a loving family.

I follow your blog & twitter.
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/librarygrinch/status/28669294614

Thanks! :0)
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JHS. said...

Google & Twitter follower. I've been wanting to read this one!


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ossmcalc said...

I follow you via email, GFC, Networked Blogs and Google Reader. I have really been wanting to read this book.

Thank you,


ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29258261189

Thank you,


LC said...


I saw this book in the bookstore the other day and I really want to read it!

I have commented on your Library Loot post on 10/27 re Garden Spells.

My to-read list is growing!


Debbie F said...

Looks like a cute book.
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