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10/18/10

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Oogy by Larry Levin

Product Description

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.

About the Author

Larry Levin and his family live in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. He is an attorney in solo practice. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for twenty-six years. Their sons, Noah and Dan, are eighteen. Oogy is eight.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446546313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446546317
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LOVED IT

Oogy is such a heartwarming tale.  I have never heard of the breed, Dogos, before reading this book and the author did such a nice job of making this dog jump off the pages.  The story begins with the adoption of twin boys, the death of a beloved cat and finding the love of Levin family's life in the form of an abused dog.  I have read many stories about dog fighting but didn't really know much about the use of "bait dogs" since I would guess the majority of them don't survive.  Oogy is a very special dog to have survived this traumatic experience and the Levins are a very special family to see through the ugly appearance of this wonderful animal.

Dogs can really become part of the family and you love all of your family no matter what they look like.  Oogy's personality triumphs over any outward defects.  This is truly a book of courage and love.  I recommend it to any dog lover!




WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing address (no PO Boxes)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.3.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and 2 books will be available.
Only one winner per household address!

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  2. I read this book recently myself and just fell in love with Oogy. He is a wonderful inspiration and a true gift for the Levin family.

    Glad you enjoyed it too.

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  3. I love dogs and would enjoy a chance to read about Oogy.
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    the form wouldn't let me submit without being a follower. Do we have to be a follower?

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  4. I would love to read this book. Four of our 7 dogs are rescue dogs.

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  7. I've seen this book in stores. With a name like Oogy, you know this would have to be a good book!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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