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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie (edition 2015)

by Kate DiCamillo (Author)

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Title:Because of Winn-Dixie
Authors:Kate DiCamillo (Author)
Info:Candlewick (2015), Edition: Reprint, 208 pages
Collections:5th-6th Grade Readers, 3rd-4th Grade Readers, Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Chapter Books
Tags:friendship, dogs, adventures

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo


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this is a great book that teaches students to not ever judge a book by its cover. If the librarian wouldn't have ever met winn dixie then she probably wouldn't have ever gotten the joy she gets out of her coming to the library. ( )
  mls127 | Nov 26, 2018 |
This heart warming story is one of my all time favorite books.
One day Opal goes down to the grocery store and then comes back with a dog, she names him Winn-Dixie. She believes that Winn-Dixie is the cause of everything that happens to her that summer, such as her making new friends and confronting her father about her absent mother.

You could use this book to introduce novels and to work on cause and effect. ( )
  lindseyluchak | Nov 25, 2018 |
This book is about a little girl who goes into a Winn-Dixie grocery store, and comes out with a dog. Little does she know that this dog will help her make friends and learn things about herself and others that she would have never known. This book could be used in the classroom to teach about lessons and life morals. I would recommend using this book with older grades, because it is a chapter book and the little ones might lost interest if it is read to them. ( )
  Megannau1 | Nov 25, 2018 |
This book is about a young girl named India Opal and her father the preacher. They have recently moved to Florida and in the beginning Opal has a hard time fitting in a making friends. One day Opal goes to the store and discovers a dog who is causing havoc on the store. Opal decides to take the dog home and names him winn Dixie after the store. Winn Dixie ends up bringing not only Opal and the preacher closer together, but helps Opal build her confidence by making friends all over town. This book could be used as a read aloud to kids. ( )
  taylor26. | Nov 25, 2018 |
This book is about dogs and is very emotional. In this book the little girl mom had died and she did not have anyone but her dad. She got a stray dog and it changed her whole life. ( )
  mnh98 | Nov 19, 2018 |
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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.
“…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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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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