Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

eBook - 2009
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One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries - and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis.
Publisher: [United States] :, Candlewick Press,, 2009
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ISBN: 9780763649456
0763649457
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Second Grade/Third Grade -- Level O

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. This is available as a physical book. The Lexile Level is 610.

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... Read More »

"This book helped me talk more about books with my son. While we always read books together when he was younger, as he got older he read on his own. This was the first book he recommended that I read so we could talk about it. He was so excited that he had read something I had not."
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tgottschalk
May 12, 2020

It I'd a very good book and it I'd for all ages because I am 9 years old and I loved it.👍

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violetjelaine
Apr 06, 2020

This is the best book in the world!!!!! A must read for all ages!!!!!!!!!!!

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Joyce1213_ji
Feb 22, 2020

Good book

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ipopjc
Jan 21, 2020

B 뉴베리 9 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Lexile: 670 : 208 pages

ArapahoeMarcia Apr 24, 2019

A great book with wonderful characters. Explores the meaning of belonging, friendship, compassion, and acceptance. I really enjoyed it!

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MatthewHeplayz
Mar 28, 2019

good book!!!

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11lbh09
Nov 18, 2018

"Because of Winn-Dixie" is a wonderful book. The writing is impeccable; simple elegance. The book is written with integrity and authenticity, and without pretension. The dog, Winn-Dixie, is adorable. The other characters are idiosyncratic, intriguing, and real. The dialogue is clear and authentic. The story (including the ending) flows and rings true.
The author shares feelings that are intrinsic in the human experience: sadness and happiness; loneliness and belonging; rejection and friendship; grief and compassion; hope and acceptance.
Ms. DiCamillo has deservedly received two Newberry Medals. "Because of Winn-Dixie" was (only) a Newberry Honor Book, but may be her best and most enduring work.
This a great book for family reading, especially if one has a child or grandchild in grade school. A gift for all ages.

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faranakfahimipour
Jul 19, 2018

this is a very moving book it makes you feel happy and sad. my favorite part was how she found win-dixxie

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snowingpiano
Jul 07, 2018

This book was overall very good. The theme was very good, and the characters were well built. You yourself could feel connected to those people in the town. There was a little humor in the story, and the happy ending makes you feel warm inside. I wish this book could've had more action or more drama, but it is a great book.

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Jasmeet123
Feb 10, 2018

It’s such an adventurous book, I love how interesting the story is!!

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lms Mar 17, 2008

10 year old Opal Buloni moves to Florida. She is lonely, angry and sad until she meets a stray dog called Winn-Dixie, who helps her regain optimisim.

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Mum_of_2
Mar 24, 2012

"Gloria says that you can't hold on to anything. That you can only love what you've got while you've got it".

(DiCamillo,K. p.167)

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