Because of Winn-Dixie

Kobo ebook | September 8, 2009

byKate DiCamillo

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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. With the help of her new pal whom she names Winn-Dixie Opal makes a variety of new interesting friends and spends the summer collecting stories about them and thinking about her absent 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. Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers here is a funny poignant and unforgettable coming-of-age novel.

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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. With the help of her new pal whom she names Winn-Dixie Opal makes a variety of new interesting friends and spends the summer collecting stories about them and thinking about her absent mother. But bec...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 8, 2009Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0763649457

ISBN - 13:9780763649456

Customer Reviews of Because of Winn-Dixie

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An insightful book on single-parent families Very touching story about a little girl's relationship with friends from different walks of life who help her understand and deal with the void in her heart created by a mother who walked away from her family.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winn-Dixi Winn Dixi is a great book. It has lots of describing words, ajectives, WOW words and best of all love!!! The characters are: Opal,the Preacher,dunlap and stevie,Miss franny,amanda,sweety pie and the witch and otis
Date published: 2015-10-19
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 5 out of 5 by from Awsome I love it!! O
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting book This book I have read with my class and it gave me mixed emotions and was so interesting. The author did an awesome job writing this book.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really heart-loving Book Omg I really love this book I even own one I have it rite now.I remember when I read this book I cried spittle bcuz she never knew who her mom wuz so tht wuz heartbreakin
Date published: 2013-10-04
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 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