Because Of Winn-Dixie

Because Of Winn-Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo

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Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5R3.922123


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.


Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN-13: 9780763680862
ISBN-10: 0763680869
Published on 12/8/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 208

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Funny book for kids. The movie is good too.

nice book the best in the whold

I LOVE Because of Winn-Dixie! I’ve read the book so many times, and watched the movie! The movie is also really good!

OMG! I LOVE Because of Winn-Dixie! It’s so good!

I’ve read it so many times, and watched the movie! The movie is also good!

It is sooo good, I love it!

i loved this book! i just NEVER get bored of it! i recommend this to anybody!😁📖

I decided to choose this book because I like it and its about Winn Dixie living with opal and much more

It is so heartfelt, i love it

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