Because Of Winn-dixie

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Because Of Winn-dixie

by Kate Dicamillo
Read by Cherry Jones

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | December 28, 2004 | Audio Book (CD)

Because Of Winn-dixie is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her father, she doesn''t know what to expect -- least of all, that she''ll adopt Winn-Dixie, a dog she names after the supermarket where they met.

Right away, Opal knows she can tell Winn-Dixie anything -- like the fact that lately she''s been thinking a lot about her mother, who left when Opal was three. And that her father, the preacher, won''t talk about her mother at all. And that she''s lonely. But with such an unusually friendly dog at her side, Opal soon find rself making more than a few unusual friends. And untimately, Opal and the preacher realize -- with a little help from Winn-Dixie, of course -- that while they''ve both tasted a bit of melancholy in their lives, they still have a whole lot to be thankful for.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.09 × 5.06 × 0.58 in

Published: December 28, 2004

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1400091497

ISBN - 13: 9781400091492

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A touching tale "Because of Winn-Dixie" is very touching and portrays the pain of having a parent leave you. It's a very touching story that I've read at least five times. People who are fond of animals will be even fonder of this book.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute and quick to read 3.5 stars Opal is 10-years old and finds a dog wreaking havoc in a grocery store in the small town she has just moved to. The dog doesn't look like he's in very good shape, so she feels badly for him and takes him home to see if her dad, a preacher, will let her keep him. The dog, Winn-Dixie, helps Opal make some new friends in town. This was cute. It wasn't as much about the dog as I'd hoped, and the parts with the dog were my favourite parts, but it was more about Opal making friends in her new town. It was an enjoyable kid's book, and super-fast to read.
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK!!! This book was AMAZING!!! It was very funny and entertaining! I read it in one night! You should read it!!
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT I read this book with my class and I loved it!!!!! I was the first one to finish reading it.. It was the best book I have ever read. The part that I especially loved was when they threw a party but there was a storm and they thought thaat Winn-Dixie was lost but he was just underneath the kitchen table!! It was a sad and happy story, so READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2009-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartwarming! the book is a great read for kids! It is touching and extremely entertaining! I read it in one sit and it stayed with me for weeks.
Date published: 2008-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from delicious read for kids I loved loved this book! What a charming story. It has a Southern flavour not unlike To Kill a Mockingbird the heroine is endearing and Winn-Dixie himself will capture any heart. This Newberry winner is probably most appropriate for children in the Judy Blume and Beverley Cleary age group .....
Date published: 2005-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for all ages! This book is amazing! As a reading tutor, I found myself reading ahead, so that I could find out what would happen next! I read the book, chapter by chapter (very short, exciting chapters) to grade 2 students. They enjoyed hearing about Opal and Winn-Dixie, and the comprehension was great. It's written in a simple, charming way. I love it! I recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh, and a heart-warming tale. I can't wait to read her next books!
Date published: 2003-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely story- great for reluctant readers too I also used this with my 4/5 class and everyone who read it really enjoyed it- boys, girls and even my reluctant readers. Heartwarming and simply told, the story unfolds in chapters that each tell a part of the story on their own. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2003-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winner of a Book I read this book to a Grade 5 class and they just loved it. This story has great character development and deals with a whole range of emotions, loneliness, sadness, and happiness. There are funny moments mixed with parts that almost make you cry. Every chapter reads like a short story. A good book about making friends.
Date published: 2002-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORTH WHILE! This book is SOOOO good! It's very meaningful. You get into the book, that you can't put it down! Congrats to the author! They did a spectacular job! 5 star rated
Date published: 2001-04-05

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Because Of Winn-dixie

by Kate Dicamillo
Read by Cherry Jones

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.09 × 5.06 × 0.58 in

Published: December 28, 2004

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1400091497

ISBN - 13: 9781400091492

About the Book

This Newbery Honor winner is available for the first time ever on CD, just in time for the release of the major motion picture starring Jeff Daniels, Cecily Tyson, Dave Matthews, and Annasophia Robb. Unabridged. 2 CDs.

From the Publisher

When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her father, she doesn''t know what to expect -- least of all, that she''ll adopt Winn-Dixie, a dog she names after the supermarket where they met.

Right away, Opal knows she can tell Winn-Dixie anything -- like the fact that lately she''s been thinking a lot about her mother, who left when Opal was three. And that her father, the preacher, won''t talk about her mother at all. And that she''s lonely. But with such an unusually friendly dog at her side, Opal soon find rself making more than a few unusual friends. And untimately, Opal and the preacher realize -- with a little help from Winn-Dixie, of course -- that while they''ve both tasted a bit of melancholy in their lives, they still have a whole lot to be thankful for.

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which won the Newbery Medal, and The Tiger Rising, which was named a National Book Award Finalist.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12