Because of Winn-dixie

Because of Winn-dixie

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A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780763649456
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
Always a classic. What a fantastic children's book.

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kellkirk
Sep 14, 2016

Because of Winn-Dixie is a sweet, heart felt novel. Mrs. DeCamillo writes about a girl-dog bond, and this Newberry Honor Book reads quickly, but no tween should miss the story inside this book that features a girl full of sorrow, seeking friendship, and a loyal canine companion.

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Angelica_7
Aug 19, 2016

I LIKE THIS BOOK, I LIKE THE DOG IN THE STORY AND THE BOY, HE IS SO NICE. THEY GO TO THE LIBRARY TOGETHER AND THEY FACED MANY PROBLEMS TOGETHER THEY HAVE A GOOD FRIENDSHIP.

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Jamaka_88
Aug 16, 2016

Nice coming of age story in a time when kids had to grow up quickly. Each chapter adds another thing or person to deal with and this book ends in a very heart warming way. This book proves that having a dog can help a person with life.

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blue_horse_2854
Jun 01, 2016

I'm still reading the book, but, I watched the movie and loved it! <3 Great for kids ages 6 and up or so. It's a Disney movie so little kids under 6 could watch the movie. (I wouldn't try reading it though they might not sit still XD) Great book/movie none the less. ^.^ I recommend it to anyone who is a dog or animal lover or just a kid looking for a thrilling book. It's a little scary sometimes, but, I'm glad that Opal, the main character, gets friends because of Winn-Dixie. (And I don't think they should call Winn-Dixie ugly because he's really cute <3)

PimaLib_Kids Mar 21, 2016

I liked the part when Winn Dixie the dog smiled at a girl at the store named Winn Dixie. Jennifer, age 8.

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Oct 22, 2015

Perfect story to read for school or for a book club! This easy read book will warm your heart,...grown or child.

JCLBeckyC Aug 20, 2015

Just like the fictional Littmus Lozenge candies that contain sorrow as a secret ingredient, this heartwarming story mixes a little sadness with sweetness, just like real life. Motherless ten-year-old Opal and her big mutt Winn-Dixie are lovely characters who have lived with me years after the last chapter. My nine year old devoured this book in two days and announced that it is now her favorite book of all time. Great choice for a parent/child book club. Highly recommended.

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Tabmicaelm
Jun 22, 2015

WONDERFULL

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wish_for_style
Jun 09, 2015

I've read this over and over.... fantabulous

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lms Mar 17, 2008

10 year old Opal Buloni moves to Florida. She is lonely, angry and sad until she meets a stray dog called Winn-Dixie, who helps her regain optimisim.

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Mum_of_2
Mar 24, 2012

"Gloria says that you can't hold on to anything. That you can only love what you've got while you've got it".

(DiCamillo,K. p.167)

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