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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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  • hiTuesday, April 9, 2019 at 10:30 am
    I love this book
    • pumpkin40107
      pumpkin40107Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:29 pm55 stars
      I love this book and itโ€™s so good that my teacher cried from reading it.And thereโ€™s a movie about it.๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
      • sydney mgThursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:13 am
        i think this book is one of the best! I read it 2019, and... IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think kids in 3-6 grade should read this book! # i love it! :) :):):)
        • sushilover
          sushiloverTuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30 am
          This book is about a new 10 year old girl that just moved to florida. She least expects that she meets lots of people and gets a dog.
          • dog prinncesWednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm
            love this book
            • iluvsloths2009
              iluvsloths2009Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm
              I recommend this book because it is about true friendship and happiness. It is about a girl name Opal and she was very lonely. But then she met a dog that changes her life. People who love books about friendship would 100% love this book.
              • book loverMonday, December 31, 2018 at 10:53 am
                my class and i are reading this book and o far it is really good.
                • fornite godMonday, December 3, 2018 at 7:46 am
                  i read this book in 3rd grade
                  • fornite godMonday, December 3, 2018 at 7:44 am
                    i read this book in 3rd grade
                    • piggie101
                      piggie101Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:03 am22 stars
                      It is a fine book not amazing book but it was sweet and also funny but it is a little boring at times it's like Flora & Ulysses not story wise but writing wise. 2 Stars