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Because Of Winn-dixie

by Kate Dicamillo

Candlewick Press | February 10, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Because Of Winn-dixie is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.67 × 5.25 × 0.52 in

Published: February 10, 2009

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0763644323

ISBN - 13: 9780763644321

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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.67 × 5.25 × 0.52 in

Published: February 10, 2009

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0763644323

ISBN - 13: 9780763644321

About the Book

Thirty-five years ago, Konigsburg became the first and only author to win the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year--and she won these honors for the same book. This modern classic celebrates its 35th anniversary with a new edition featuring a new jacket and a new Afterword by the author. Illustrations.

Read from the Book

Chapter One My name is India Opal Buloni, and 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. This is what happened: I walked into the produce section of the Winn-Dixie grocery store to pick out my two tomatoes and I almost bumped right into the store manager. He was standing there all red-faced, screaming and waving his arms around. "Who let a dog in here?" he kept on shouting. "Who let a dirty dog in here?" At first, I didn’t see a dog. There were just a lot of vegetables rolling around on the floor, tomatoes and onions and green peppers. And there was what seemed like a whole army of Winn-Dixie employees running around waving their arms just the same way the store manager was waving his. And then the dog came running around the corner. He was a big dog. And ugly. And he looked like he was having a real good time. His tongue was hanging out and he was wagging his tail. He skidded to a stop and smiled right at me. I had never before in my life seen a dog smile, but that is what he did. He pulled back his lips and showed me all his teeth. Then he wagged his tail so hard that he knocked some oranges off a display, and they went rolling everywhere, mixing in with the tomatoes and onions and green peppers. The manager screamed, "Somebody grab that dog!" The dog went running over to the manager, wagging his tail and smiling. He stood up on h
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From the Publisher

Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition.

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.

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which won the Newbery Medal; THE TIGER RISING, a National Book Award Finalist; THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE, winner of a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award; six tales starring the inimitable Mercy Watson; and the NEW YOURK TIMES best-selling picture book GREAT JOY. She lives in Minneapolis.

Editorial Reviews

"Take one disarmingly engaging protagonist and put her in the company of a tenderly rendered canine and you''ve got yourself a recipe for the best kind of down-home literary treat. Kate DiCamillo''s voice in Because of Winn-Dixie should carry from the steamy, sultry pockets of Florida clear across the miles to enchant young readers everywhere." — Karen Hesse, author of the Newbery-award winner Out of the Dust


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