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Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent.
The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship--and forgiveness--can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

Published on January 27, 2005 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763628891
ISBN-13: 9780763628895
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  • RebeccaGrinTuesday, October 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    It’s really good I love it!
    • ailyne
      ailyneTuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:02 pm55 stars
      This book is so good 4 top fav wonder is my number 1 fav book it is so good I loved it but It is also sad but every thing is better in the end so that is why I recommend this book
      • RICKEY BOBBY Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:49 am
        this book is so cool that i would give it a ten star rating
        • ffnjbjbgkhbkjgbWednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:04 am
          this book is great you need to read it don't judge it by it's cover
          • AlexFriday, September 28, 2018 at 7:44 pm
            I really like this book
            • EeeSunday, September 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm
              Great books
              • lpro24
                lpro24Monday, August 6, 2018 at 2:09 pm55 stars
                This book is the best. It sends such a great message to the readers. If you start reading this book you are going to be hooked from being to end. Trust me this is a book you want to read
                • kmoney123123
                  kmoney123123Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:17 am55 stars
                  I like this book I had it in 3rd grade in a book club a few years ago I love it and i recommend it
                  • jayden crsont Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:40 am
                    i gave this book 5 stars because you don't need to to judge a book bye it cover and when you see a homeless dog take it in
                    • ROCKDOG64Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:54 am
                      I gave it five stars because it started off ok but before it ended everyone was friends its a very cool BOOK!