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Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

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Being a personal childhood favorite, this book discusses the life of a young girl and her adventures in her new home during the summer. Not only does she meet a very unlikely friend, but it happens in a supermarket. Not only is her life changed, but the lives of those around her. This story can show all age students that even something or someone so small can make a difference. ( )
  AshlynWilliams | Apr 25, 2017 |
A young girl named Opal moves with her father to a small town in Florida. Despite missing her old home, Opal becomes friends with a dog she finds outside of a grocery store.
  morganlasher | Apr 21, 2017 |
Summary- The story is about a girl who moves to a new town and finds a dog that she names Winn Dixie. This dog gets her to grow and become the person she was meant to be. Along the way she makes many friends that she brings together and finds a way to make everyone happy.

Critique of Genre- Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Age- 4th - 6th

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  DRhodes02 | Apr 19, 2017 |
Opal moves and doesn't find friendship easily until she finds a dog, Winn-Dixie, she begins to become more confident and has a way of showing her affection for this dog. Her relationship with her father improves and is mending itself back together. 2nd and 3rd graders could do a project on mind maps and the journey of Opal and Winn-Dixie. ( )
  KalleyNeidermire | Apr 14, 2017 |
Love this book to pieces! Its about a young girl that moves around a lot and finally her dad and her settle in a small town. She finds a dog and names it Winn- Dixie and they become best friends. The dog and her go on lots of adventures and make lots of new friends along the way. ( )
  magg247 | Apr 13, 2017 |
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for Tracey and Beck because they listened first
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My Name is India Opal Buloni, last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.
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“…But in the meantime, you got to remember, you can’t always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.”
“What truth?” I asked her.

“Why, that war is hell,” Miss Franny said with her eyes still closed. “Pure hell.”

Hell is a cuss word,” said Amanda. I stole a look at her. Her face was pinched up even more than usual.

War,” said Miss Franny with her eyes still closed, “should be a cuss word, too.”
I didn’t go to sleep right away. I lay there and thought how life was like a Littmus Lozenge, how the sweet and the sad were all mixed up together and how hard it was to separate them out. It was confusing.
“There ain’t no way you can hold on to something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
Thinking about her was the same as the hole you keep on feeling with your tongue after you lose a tooth.
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Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Dicamillio is mostly about friendship and compassion. Opal is close to being a preteen girl living with her father. She takes in this uncared for dog who changes her life forever. She meets unusaul people who become her best friends in life.She is soon to find that one little thunder storm will change her outlook on life.-Autumn Taylor
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0763616052, Paperback)

Because of Winn-Dixie, a big, ugly, happy dog, 10-year-old Opal learns 10 things about her long-gone mother from her preacher father. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal makes new friends among the somewhat unusual residents of her new hometown, Naomi, Florida. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to find her place in the world and let go of some of the sadness left by her mother's abandonment seven years earlier.

With her newly adopted, goofy pooch at her side, Opal explores her bittersweet world and learns to listen to other people's lives. This warm and winning book hosts an unforgettable cast of characters, including a librarian who fought off a bear with a copy of War and Peace, an ex-con pet-store clerk who plays sweet music to his animal charges, and the neighborhood "witch," a nearly blind woman who sees with her heart. Part Frankie (The Member of the Wedding), part Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird), Opal brings her own unique and wonderful voice to a story of friendship, loneliness, and acceptance. Opal's down-home charm and dead-on honesty will earn her friends and fans far beyond the confines of Naomi, Florida. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

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