Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Giveaway - Oogy - Larry Levin

Yes, that dog does look a little "off". Want to know the story behing that loveable face? Thanks to the folks at The Hachette Book Group, I have two copies of Oogy by Larry Levin to giveway.

Both of my dogs are rescues - I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

"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."

Open to US and Canada, no po boxes please. One winner per household. Ends Saturday Oct 30th at 6 pm EST.


73 comments:

Patti V. said...

This looks like a great book. I would love to win this one!

Anonymous said...

This would be a great book for my nephew! annc999(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Linda said...

What a heart-warming video clip. I'm a big fan of rescue shelters and the services they provide. Thanks for the giveaway.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

pinksheepcafe said...

Awwww!!! rubbieburns at gmail dot com

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Thanks for the chance to read this book:)

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rubynreba said...

Oh, he is so cute. I love animal books. Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Tribute Books Mama said...

Very cute book, would love to win.tributebooksmama@gmail.com

a real librarian said...

Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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Shana said...

oh, I'd love to read this--it looks so sweet!

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AmandaSue said...

I'm a big supporter of rescueing animals, my own dog who I love to death I rescued! and this book sounds really good and reading reviews has really touched my heart.

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Sandy Jay said...

I love books about dogs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Martha Lawson said...

Count me in for this one! I've been wanting to read it.

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

I would love to read Oogy :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

JHS. said...

I really want to read this!

JHS
Colloquium

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Charleydog said...

I love books about cats or dogs.

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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arceli said...

I would really love to read this book. I sounds like such a great story.

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a real librarian said...

I keep hearing good things about this one! Thanks for the chance!

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grammypennyann said...

Sounds like an awesome book - would love to win it!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Mary said...

This sounds like such a good book.

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elizabeth p said...

Having typically owned rescue dogs I would love to read this book before passing it along to other dog lovers. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Tina12312 said...

I would love to read this book! Thank you!

Nicole C. said...

I would love to read this book.

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alexa said...

Alexa Nernberg
(alexa.1959@live.com)

I know I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to participate.

mmentor said...

please and thank you

Kaydee said...

Great Christmas give for my friend

Giant Sis said...

I would love to read this book! Dog stories are the best - even if I do usually cry during them!
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Andria said...

He's so cute. I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

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Anonymous said...

laura(dot)ceccacci(at)gmail(dot)com

I can't wait to read this one!

lgh164 said...

thanks for offering. I would like a chance to win.

Cindy S

karen said...

This looks very moving. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Meredith said...

I'd love to read Oogy! Saw this one at the store the other day! It's definitely on my wish-list!

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mindy said...

as some one who rescued a total of 7 shelter kids some in pretty bad shape this looks wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Linda Kish said...

I'd love to read this story.

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Shel said...

I love dog stories...this is one I really want to read.

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christa @ mental foodie said...

Would love to read this, thanks!

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Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to read this. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
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Rachel said...

I've got a friend who'd love it!

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jemr2 said...

I'd love to win this! All three of my dogs are rescues or strays. Love em lots!

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Corie @ Red Letter Rising said...

All of my dogs growing up have been rescues. I'd love to read this dog's story! coriehowell at gmail

marcia goss said...

My husband and I have a rescue dog and would love to read this.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

turboterp said...

I am so inspired by Oogy's story and would love to read the book. Thank you!

Becky said...

The Levin family must be as amazing as this sweet little dog. I'd love to read about all of them.

beckykekenes at yahoo dot com

flychild7 said...

This would be a great book to share with the family, and kids. :)

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Becca said...

I have heard about this book before, I would really love to read it. sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Mozi Esme said...

Looks sweet!

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/10/oogy_29.html

Linda said...

I'll be your third Linda to reply. Oh, I want Oogy!! What a story! So tender and loving. My SIL will get it after I blog on it! Please enter me. Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

looks like a great book for family reading
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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this!

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Maureen said...

I heard about this dog and saw him on TV. What a heart warming story!
I have 2 rescues right now...a 100# Old English Sheepdog and a 20# Rat Terrier!

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

FDP 4 Life said...

i would love to read this book
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Kellie Conklin said...

This looks like a great, heartwarming story! I read an excerpt at Target and would love to read the rest! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Pamcakes said...

My pets are rescues and so are the rest of my families. Sounds like a fabulous book!

lknott said...

Can't have too many dogs or books! Now a book about a dog How Special!! Love to Win Oogy!!!


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Sarah said...

I love animal stories and this looks like a good one.

slylady said...

Just watching the video made me want to hug the dog. Very nice heart warming story.

purango said...

My daughter would love this book.It sounds like a great book. garrettsambo@aol.com

dvice said...

This looks great

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway please count me in :)
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Janet said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it.
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07violet said...

I'd love to have a copy of this, we have rescued some great animals and I'm always glad to hear of others being rescued

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MAC Mom said...

What a great story. I would love to read it. OOgy sounds like such a sweet dog despite his hard eaarly life.
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Sharon said...

Looks like a sweet story. I'd love to read it.
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Ceinwyn R said...

As a animal lover and a shelter volunteer this is my kind of book!

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MannaB said...

I would love to read Oogie's story! Thanks for offering a chance to win it!

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kelley c said...

I saw a clip of this before and it is such a touching story. I would love to read the book and find out more about this family.

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susan1215 said...

Sounds like a cute book

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Anonymous said...

I love dog books and this one is extra special, please enter me in this contest.

Thank you.

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Atreau said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

Charleydog said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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