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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

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This book is a chapter book and I would read it out loud to the whole group, one chapter a day and ask them to reflect on that one chapter and compare it to their lives. This is a book that children will love a sit relates the story of a girl who finds a dog and the adventures they encounter together as well as life events in their lives. ( )
  MayraVasquez | Sep 18, 2018 |
This is a good book. I think that maybe the kids could potentially get bored but I think they would enjoy it anyways. It is super cute and the story is relatable to them, especially if they have a dog. ( )
  s_cat1 | Sep 17, 2018 |
Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of India Opal Jones, a preacher's daughter. Upon moving to a new town where she knows no one, she finds a stray dog who she adopts. Named Winn-Dixie, after the grocery store where she found him, he takes her on a journey. Winn-Dixie leads her to meet new people and learn more about herself and the world around her.

I loved the journey shared in this story. New places and people seem to bring out the inner issues of our protagonist, a situation that I can relate to. Being in new places can make you feel alone, and cause you to take stock of the issues that are going on inside your own head. Because of Winn-Dixie is a story with great characters that makes you think about people's differences and how these different people deal with the lives they have to live.
  maryganderson | Sep 16, 2018 |
This book is a great read for 4th or 5th graders as a free time book. The book is about a young 10 year old girl named Opal who moves to Florida and begins to find out more about her mother. In the town she makes friends with the eccentric characters and has adventures with her new furry friend, Winn-Dixie. The book can be used as part of the yearly reading list and the student can write a book report on it. The book report can be traditional or reflective, as in the student can write about a sim ( )
  enemory | Sep 15, 2018 |
Because of Winn-Dixie is a short, sweet, gentle book about a young girl, India, who has moved with her single father, a preacher, to a new town. Her mother left them long ago and India has felt hurt and loss for a long time because of that rejection, though she barely remembers her mother now. As the book opens, India finds a mangy stray dog romping around inside the local Winn-Dixie grocery, and when the manager is about to call the pound, she claims the dog is hers. She names the dog Winn-Dixie. He excels at making friends with anyone, and during the course of the short tale, India accumulates a small group of friends, of widely varying ages, who have all been drawn to her in one way or another because of Winn-Dixie. In the end it is a happy, hopeful story, with a touch of melancholy. Just like a Littmus Lozenge. ( )
  fingerpost | Sep 13, 2018 |
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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.
“…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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Candlewick Press

6 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763607762, 0763625582, 0763625574, 0763644323, 0763651850, 0763650072

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