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Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie
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Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper — a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available... show more
Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper — a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale’s magic to an even wider circle of fans.

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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780763616052 (0763616052)
ASIN: 763616052
Publisher: Candlewick
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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Miss Gothard's Book Blog
Miss Gothard's Book Blog rated it
4.5 Because of Winn- DIxie
This book provides students the opportunity to see a character building confidence throughout the story. Winn-Dixie changes Opal's life by giving her the confidence to be herself. An writing activity that students could do is write about a mistake you made or a struggled you experienced on a bottle ...
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
5.0 Another Enjoyable "Kids" Book
I'm trying to read some of the many Scholastic books ordered during my sons' elementary years. So far they've all be winners. This one is no exception. Here are two quotes I liked that have much meaning in this story: “There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you underst...
Clint
Clint rated it
Grade: 3rd Reading Level: 610L The book is about the dog that finds itself in the life of a wonderful young girl. She soon finds out that Winn-Dixie is slowly changing her life by giving her confidence. A teacher can use this book in the classroom during whole class read along. Students can tak...
My Future Classroom Library
My Future Classroom Library rated it
4.0 Because of Winn Dixie
This book is a great read for upper elementary grades. A lot of students today can relate to the main character and her family situation. Because of Winn Dixie is also a great way to introduce themes because of the many struggles in the story. Also, it is a great way to introduce a new writing topic...
My Classroom Bookshelf
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4.5 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
This book is about a young girl who moved to a new place with her father. The girl, India Opal Bologna, finds a dog at Winn-Dixie. She claims the dog as hers and takes him home. The dog, Winn-Dixie, assists Opal in many adventures and discoveries about he community around her. Opal makes many new di...
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